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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Proof Spirit.
A mixture of equal parts (by weight) of alcohol and water. The proof of spirit consists in little bubbles or beads which appear on the top of the liquor after agitation. When any mixture has more alcohol than water it is called over proof, and when less it is termed under proof.   1

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