Who makes the "firewater," and who supplies the untutored savage with the means of intoxication?
So he brought a little cask of firewater an' left it on the bank of the Big-Muddy.
The mass of you waste your lives and starve your souls for the sake of beads and scalps, and flesh and firewater.
At the word "firewater," their eyes sparkled with covetousness.
They had not yet learned to drink the white man's firewater.
They were with us one pay day, however, and managed to get some firewater.
Our young men were lazy, and had not many skins to sell; but they wanted Cappen Gray's goods; they liked the firewater a heap.
His allies had been seduced from his support by presents and by firewater.
Before the effects of the poisonous "firewater," they disappear from the earth like snow before the sun.
Neither powder nor lead, neither "firewater" (liquor) nor Bible will be used.
[1826+; the term is attributed to North American Indians]