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 for Wet goods
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wet \Wet\ (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. Wetter; superl. Wettest.]
     [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel.
     v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See
     Water.]
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     1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid;
        moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid
        upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table.
        "Wet cheeks." --Shak.
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     2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. "Wet
        October's torrent flood." --Milton.
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     3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some
        other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in
        distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or
        fusion is employed.
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     4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior.
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     Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock,
        etc.
  
     Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]
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     Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
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