Part of speech: noun

The light of the moon.

Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Empty nonsense.

Part of speech: noun

Smuggled or illicitly distilled spirits.

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Usage examples "moonshine":

  1. At last one night, when, having eaten, Kari and I were seated together in the moonshine before we slept, I turned on him suddenly, hoping thus to surprise the truth out of his secret heart, and said: " What is your plan, Kari? - "The Virgin of the Sun", H. R. Haggard.
  2. She had no gloves on, and whenever she walked with Mr. Robinson near to me, I'd take a long squint at her left hand; but there was no distinguishing a wedding- ring by moonshine, and even had it been broad daylight it would have been all the same, for the jewels lay so thick on her fingers you'd have fancied them sparkling with dew. - "In Luck at Last", Walter Besant.
  3. I am half inclined at times to think it's all moonshine- this labor law we're working to establish. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.