white lightning


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college students secretly mixing up a batch of white lightning in the school lab
Recent Examples on the Web One, the stereotype is as dated as Moon Pies and white lightning. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of white lightning

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white lightning was in 1907

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“White lightning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20lightning. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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