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drachm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drachm a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
    • n drachm a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
    • n drachm a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drachm A drachma.
    • Drachm Same as Dram.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drachm Same as drachma and dramatic
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Drachm dram See Drachma, Dram.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Drachma

Usage

In literature:

A feast of scarce ten Drachms?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
Or take pulverized blood root, one drachm, pulverized rhubarb, one drachm, castile soap, two scruples.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
I twisted the needle about, pressed it to one side, until nearly a drachm of the blood had escaped.
"Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society" by Joseph Bradford Cox
On the death of our father we divided his property, and each of us received a hundred drachms of silver for his share.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Sulphur is used in the form of an ointment, from twenty grains to one drachm in the ounce.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Nov. 24th I ordered a drachm of Unguent Hydrarg.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
Flexil four drachms, Oleiricini four drachms, Spt.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
For the periodical craving Dr. Higginbotham, of England, recommends that a half drachm of ipecacuanha be taken so as to produce full vomiting.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
To six drachms of No.
"Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853" by Various
This pound is divided into 16 oz., and these ounces into 16 drachms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The gem of Aspasus and the silver tetra-drachm of Athens are said to be copies of the head of this Minerva.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Cayenne, one drachm, or curry-powder, three drachms.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
To two drachms of the same alcohol add the iodizing material preferred, and mix with the other ingredients.
"Notes and Queries, Number 235, April 29, 1854" by Various
Lactate of iron, 15 grains; powdered gum arabic, 75 grains; powdered sugar, half a drachm; gallic acid, 9 grains; hot water, 3 ounces.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Similarly the carbonate of guaiacol may be given in doses even as large as a drachm.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
A dose of sulphur of one to eight drachms in addition to the salts will be beneficial.
"The Pig" by Sanders Spencer
A healthy leech drew one or two fluid drachms of blood, and as much would flow after the leech had dropped off.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
The dose is from a drachm to an ounce.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
It may be given in drachm doses with impunity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
If a stone weighing a drachm will lift a drachm, would a stone that weighs an ounce lift an ounce?
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
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In poetry:

Misery weighed by drachms and scruples
Is but scrawls on a vain page,
To cruel masters we are pupils,
Escape comes careless with old Age.
"Drachms + Scruples" by Ivor Gurney