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Meaning of FAINTS

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Faints\, n.pl.
The impure spirit which comes over first and last in the
distillation of whisky; -- the former being called the strong
faints, and the latter, which is much more abundant, the weak
faints. This crude spirit is much impregnated with fusel oil.
--Ure.

 
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