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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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UNTAEN DOON, ppl.adj. Also untaken-down. Sc. phr. of spirits: not reduced in potency, undiluted. See Tak, v., 1. (7) (ii). Used subst. in 1904 quot.Dmf. 1822 A. Cunningham Tales (1874) 174:
A cup full of the hot and untaken-down liquor.
Kcb. 1904 Crockett Strong Mac xxxix.:
Many a brewing of the undutied “un-ta'en-doon.”

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