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1. Moonlight.
2. Informal Foolish talk or thought; nonsense.
3. Illegally distilled liquor, especially whiskey. Also called regionally white lightning.
intr.v. moon·shined, moon·shin·ing, moon·shines
To distill and sell liquor illegally.

moon′shin′er n.


(Brewing) US and Canadian the practice of illegally making or smuggling distilled spirits
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There are issues of alcoholism, agoraphobia, and an unplanned pregnancy, in addition to the illegal moonshining operation.
We're not trying to muscle in on any moonshining business
The book is also about the agency of poor mountain people, like Thompson's grandfather, who had few options outside of moonshining to provide for their families.