white lightning

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bootleg, moonshine

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Examples of white lightning in a Sentence

college students secretly mixing up a batch of white lightning in the school lab

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There will never be another quite like white lightning. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "Aaron Rodgers writes sweet Instagram tribute to Jordy Nelson after WR released," 14 Mar. 2018 There will never be another quite like white lightning. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Aaron Rodgers writes nice farewell letter to Jordy Nelson, who was cut by Packers | The Kansas City Star," 14 Mar. 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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