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fluid drachm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fluid drachm a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
    • n fluid drachm a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fluid drachm a measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce.
    • Fluid drachm See under Fluid.
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In literature:

And then Curly, knowing to a fluid-drachm how far a "con" game would go, shuffled out into the unpromising street.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
Oil of sweet almonds, one ounce; fluid potash, one drachm.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Oil of sweet almonds, 1 ounce; fluid potash, 1 drachm.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Oil of sweet almonds, one ounce; fluid potash, one drachm.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Acetic acid, fluid, 1 drachm.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
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
A fluid drachm of friar's balsam may be added to a pint of water at a temperature of about 140 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
It is very useful as an emetic in scruple or half-drachm doses, dissolved in any thin fluid.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner