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missanthropist commented on the word penitentiary highball
A mixture of strained shellac, and milk The shellac is run through cheesecloth or through the pithy part of a loaf of bread; the denatured alcohol is thus almost freed of gums and resins. Milk is added as an antidote. Hyman Goldin, Dictionary of American Underworld Lingo, 1950
February 4, 2009