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draft

 [draft]
a potion or dose.

draft

(draft),
1. A current of air in a confined space.
2. A quantity of liquid medicine ordered as a single dose.
Synonym(s): draught

draft

(draft)
1. A current of air in a confined space.
2. A quantity of liquid medicine ordered as a single dose.

draft

(draft)
1. A current of air in a confined space.
2. A quantity of liquid medicine ordered as a single dose. Also spelled draught.

draft,

n See draw.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps I was to blame; but indeed I was intoxicated with the recent draughts of Truth to which he himself had introduced me.
Send a good draught of wine down your throat," said his comrade on the next throne.
His men drank it with avidity, and in copious draughts.
But, as for farming, sir, I canna think as you'd like it; and this house--the draughts in it are enough to cut you through, and it's my opinion the floors upstairs are very rotten, and the rats i' the cellar are beyond anything.
Two results of her letter were then pleasant, sweet as two draughts of nectar; but applying my lips for the third time to the cup, and they were excoriated as with vinegar and gall.
I am not now writing a treatise, but simply prefacing a somewhat peculiar narrative by observations very much at random; I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.
The change from the excessive cold without to the heat of the bar- room, coupled with the depth and frequency of Richard’s draughts, had already levelled whatever inequality there might have existed between him and the other guests, on the score of spirits; and he now held out a pair of swimming mugs of foaming flip toward the hunter, as he cried:
However brutal my reasoning may appear, I conjure you, then, to believe me, and to turn away your thoughts from those early days of youth in which you took up this habit of love -- days of effeminate carelessness, which soften the heart and render it incapable of consuming those strong, bitter draughts called glory and adversity.
Fortunately it began to rain in the night, to their infinite relief; the water soon collected in puddles and afforded them delicious draughts.
We came up to the bedroom--mine for the night again--and sat, the women on the bed, and we men on chairs, drinking in blessed draughts of peace and comfort and cleanliness of soul, while I told them my tale in full, and received fresh praise, thanks, and blessings.
The little draughts that led nowhere were taking the manhood out of him.
It was in the early morning stillness, when his muscles were swinging to their familiar task and his lungs expanding with long draughts of mountain air, that Ethan did his clearest thinking.