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pot still

or pot-still

a simple and sometimes primitive type of still, used especially in the making of cognac, corn liquor, and malt Scotch whisky.
Origin of pot still
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for pot still
Historical Examples
  • The pot still hung on the fire, and little time was lost in preparing a meal of food.

  • It is applied with a brush, or the pot still leathery and tough is dipped in the glaze.

  • Chivers, with the pot still in his hands, fairly rocked in the high wind of so much confidence and such great transactions.

    The Two Magics Henry James
  • Anything in the way of meat, hot or cold, and some tea or coffee, as I see there is a pot still steaming on your stove.

    The Associate Hermits Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for pot still

pot still

a type of still used in distilling whisky in which heat is applied directly to the pot in which the wash is contained
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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