turps

turps
a) Turpentine or turpentine substitute.

Generally, big nights on the turps take place in The Rocks and around Kings Cross — where youll hear and smell the action pretty quickly.

b) Any alcoholic drink.

Crazy sessions on the turps were all part of the culture.


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