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tizwin

[tiz-ween] /tɪzˈwin/
noun
1.

tiswin

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[tiz-ween] /tɪzˈwin/
noun
1.
a fermented beverage made by the Apache Indians.
Origin of tiswin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; < Apache < Mexican Spanish tesgüino, perhaps ultimately < Nahuatl tecuīni for a pot to flare up, for one's heart to pound
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  • It would have been just like Slade to lock your woman in with the tizwin.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Oh, Dad just nibbles when he has his tizwin spells, and Mena ate hers mid-morning.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • They filled him up with tizwin and left him out in the middle of the Basin, with only tizwin in his canteen.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • She just couldn't help crying when I sopped them with the tizwin.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Think about her—and about the tizwin—that tizwin hidden from you by Slade—barrels of tizwin!

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Remember, there'll be tizwin for you—all you can drink—heaps of tizwin!

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • If it's only Elsie's pies; if only they haven't bluffed Dad into sending down a jug of tizwin!

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • "Cattle and horses—and tizwin," added Elsie, screwing up her luscious little mouth over the last word as if it had a bad taste.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • The other Apaches pressed close after the leaders, drawn by their fierce craving for tizwin.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet

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