Concept

Sly-grog shop

Summary
In Australia, a sly-grog shop (or shanty) is an unlicensed hotel, liquor-store or other vendor of alcoholic beverages, sometimes with the added suggestion of selling poor-quality products. From the time of the First World War to the 1950s, Australia had early closing of hotels and pubs serving alcoholic beverages. The term is also used to denote illegal sales in Indigenous areas where alcohol has been banned or restricted. Etymology The Australian slang term "sly grog" combines two older English slang terms: :(1) "on the sly", meaning "in a secret, clandestine, or covert manner, without publicity or openness".  James Hardy Vaux’s Vocabulary of the Flash Language (1812) defined the term "upon the sly": "Any business transacted, or intimation given, privately, or under the rose, is said to be done "upon the sly". :(2) "grog", a Naval term originally referring to a rum and water mixture.  In the Australian context "grog" was used to describe diluted, adulterated and
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