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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quass A thin, sour beer, made by pouring warm water on rye or barley meal and letting it ferment, -- much used by the Russians. Called also kvass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quass A Middle English form of quash.
    • n quass Same as kvass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quass kwas See Kvass.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. kvas',


In literature:

Samuel Quass, the landlord of the Sailor's Rest, was next called.
"The Green Mummy" by Fergus Hume
In the middle was the barrel of quass, and by it a slave to serve the drink.
"Children of the Frost" by Jack London
QUASS, a beer made in Russia from rye grain, employed as vinegar when sour.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Carbuncled with wine, and bloated with quass and cabbage soup, I'll bet my head, Dominico, she's a countess!
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne