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BLACK STRAP. Bene Carlo wine; also port. A task of
labour imposed on soldiers at Gibraltar, as a punishment
for small offences.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)



Black"strap` (-străp), n. 1. A mixture of spirituous liquor (usually rum) and molasses.

No blackstrap to-night; switchel, or ginger pop.
Judd.

2. Bad port wine; any common wine of the Mediterranean; -- so called by sailors.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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