Origin of arrack
Examples from the Web for arak
It prohibits the manufacture of new centrifuges and work on the Arak reactor.
The heavy water Arak reactor is scheduled to become active in the summer of 2014.
By the summer of 2014, the heavy water Arak reactor is scheduled to become active.
Some put it bluntly: They say that if Arak starts working, Iran's bomb is inevitable.
Some put it bluntly: they say that if Arak starts working, Iran's bomb is inevitable.
There are 120 Armenians, who make wine and arak, and are usurers, and gold and silver smiths.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
They were willing, but said there was no arak in the Bakhtiari country, a happy exemption!Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
We first began by drinking, as is the Turkish fashion, some excellent liqueur which is called in these parts "arak."Sport in Abyssinia|Dermot Mayo
You fellows seem to think you can get away with making it with 'arak, and your customers won't know the difference.The Star Lord|Boyd Ellanby
Arak is the favourite refreshment at these times, and is indulged in by both Christian and Moslem alike.Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia|M. E. Hume-Griffith
Word Origin for arrack
c.1600, probably picked up in India, ultimately from Arabic araq, literally "sweat, juice;" used of native liquors in Eastern countries, especially those distilled from fermented sap of coconut palm, sometimes from rice or molasses.