Another proof of the fact was the barrel of hard-cider which lay under the cabin window.
I wish you'd been here in the hard-cider and log-cabin times, and you'd a seen reason and philosophy, as you call it!
"I saw old Ike Bradley go past here with a hard-cider jag that looped over till its aidges dragged on the ground," he explained.
The log-cabin and hard-cider watchwords were born of a taunt, like the "Gueux" of the Netherlands.
late 13c., from Old French cidre, cire "pear or apple cider" (12c., Modern French cidre), variant of cisdre, from Late Latin sicera, Vulgate rendition of Hebrew shekhar, a word used for any strong drink (translated in Old English as beor, taken untranslated in Septuagint Greek as sikera), related to Arabic sakar "strong drink," sakira "was drunk." Meaning gradually narrowed in English to mean exclusively "fermented drink made from apples," though this sense also was in Old French.