- East African any alcoholic drink
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Examples from the Web for pombe
These visitors had been drinking freely of pombe to keep up their courage.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
O yes, they were all drunk together; men were bringing in pombe all day.
The king was evidently not pleased for no pombe came to-day.
Ask this tallest one why will he not take this cup of pombe from the hand of Ferodia, chief of the Watuta warriors.My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave
Henry M. Stanley
The whole was washed down with huge draughts of pombe, a sort of beer, with slightly intoxicating properties.Adventures in Africa