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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Usquebaugh \Us"que*baugh\, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge beatha, literally, water of life; uisge water + beatha life; akin to Gr. bi`os life. See Quick, a., and cf. Whisky.] [1913 Webster] 1. A compound distilled spirit made in Ireland and Scotland; whisky. [1913 Webster] The Scottish returns being vested in grouse, white hares, pickled salmon, and usquebaugh. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A liquor compounded of brandy, or other strong spirit, raisins, cinnamon and other spices. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]