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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29



59. In the construction of this Ordinance wherever in describing or referring to any person or thing any word importing the singular number or masculine gender is used the same shall be understood to include and shall be applied to several persons and things as well as one person and thing and females as well as males and wherever the following words are used in this Ordinance (unless when the contrary appears from the context) the meaning hereby assigned to them respectively shall be deemed and taken to be the meaning thereof: "Brewer" shall mean any maker of fermented malt liquor or airy fermented liquor made from sugar or other saccharine matter and termed beer ale or porter for sale and shall include every vendor of fermented liquors made in the Province of Otago in quantities of not less than five gallons: "Liquor" shall mean any wine spirits ale cider perry or other fermented liquor of an intoxicating nature: "Spirituous liquors" shall mean any liquors exceeding in strength 26 per cent, of proof spirit: "Adulterated Liquor" shall mean any liquor mixed with or containing any deleterious liquid compound substance matter or thing whatsoever.