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DRAM
WordNet 2.0
  • the basic unit of money in Armenia
  • 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
  • a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
DRAM
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. A weight; in Apothecaries' weight, one eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains; in Avoirdupois weight, one sixteenth part of an ounce, or 27.34375 grains.

    2. A minute quantity; a mite.

    "Were I the chooser, a dram of well-doing should be preferred before many times as mush the forcible hindrance of evildoing." -- Milton.

    3. As much spirituous liquor as is usually drunk at once; as, a dram of brandy; hence, a potation or potion; as, a dram of poison. Shak.

    4. (Numis.) A Persian daric. Ezra ii. 69.

    Fluid dram
    or Fluid drachm
    See under Fluid.

  • 1. To drink drams; to ply with drams. [Low] Johnson. Thackeray.

 

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