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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
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • 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
  • It is applied with a brush, or the pot still leathery and tough is dipped in the glaze.

  • The pot still hung on the fire, and little time was lost in preparing a meal of food.

  • 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
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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