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  1. East African any alcoholic drink
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Word Origin for pombe

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Examples from the Web for pombe

Historical Examples of 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.

  • The whole was washed down with huge draughts of pombe, a sort of beer, with slightly intoxicating properties.

    Adventures in Africa

    W.H.G. Kingston