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1another term for rotgut
- ‘The bootleg alcohol that was produced then, often called gut-rot, tasted so vile that the bartenders learned to mix the alcohol with fruit juices to disguise the taste.’
- ‘His vin chaud is the usual gut-rot, but who cares at the end of a day in the largest ski area in the world?’
2A stomach upset.
- ‘They are to march on to Calais, depleted by the cold and the damned gut-rot; but there is talk of the Dauphin's men in all their gathered hordes, tracked on their track and a reckoning, at terrible odds, soon to come.’
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