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    #1

    The raw ...

    Hi,

    I would like to ask somebody to enlighten me on the bold text in the paragraph down below.

    "Fleete began the night with sherry and bitters, drank champagne steadily up to dessert, then raw, rasping Capri with all the strength of whisky, took Benedictine with his coffee, four or five whiskies and sodas to improve his pool strokes, beer and bones at half-past two, winding up with old brandy."

    Rudyard Kipling, The Mark Of The Beast

    Thanks for help.

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    #2

    Re: The raw ...

    It's an adjective describing the Capri and the manner in which it was taken. Strong (as whisky) and undiluted.

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    #3

    Re: The raw ...

    It sounds like a rough drink.

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    #4

    Re: The raw ...

    It sounds like a bad hangover.

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    #5

    Re: The raw ...

    Not if you do it like Churchill. No hangover cause you always have alcohol in your system.

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