How many slumbers are rum or other spirit-sodden, giving the sleeper refuge from the morning’s hangover?  Apologies to all sober Barbadians.

‘… jolting the rum-sodden slumbers of the Barbadians …’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 146

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