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moonshine (1 jocular nonce-use)
1. month Lr. I. ii. 5.
2. “ in the water,” appearance without substance, something unsubstantial or unreal LLL. V. ii. 209.
3. “make a sop o' th' of”*, (a) throw into a pool of water, where he may, so to speak, float on moonshine, (b) make a ‘mess’ of (with ref. to the 16th-17th cent. dish called ‘eggs in moonshine’) Lr. II. ii. 35.
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