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branch water Line breaks: branch water

Definition of branch water in English:


[mass noun] US
1Ordinary water, especially when added to alcoholic drinks.
1.1 Water from a stream.
Example sentences
  • A similar story could be told about the great fruit eau de vie of Alsace, the slivovitz of Eastern Europe, the sipping rum of Jamaica and Old America's bourbon and branch water.
  • Alcohol is alcohol whether it is found in a martini, a Scotch and soda, a bourbon and branch water, a glass of champagne - or a short beer.
  • I can see sitting out on the porch with a bottle of this and a jug of branch water, just watching the clouds go by.

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