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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAUGHT

The draught of the settlement you may see whenever you will.

The effect of it was like a draught of rarest wine to warm her heart.

A few tears mingled with the draught, and perhaps gave it all its efficacy.

A creature of hope and joy, the first draught of sorrow had bewildered her.

You will find in this draught a solace for all your troubles.

But Della drained her draught of joy to the dregs, and then tilted her cup anew.

The youngest gentleman in company proposed a draught of water.

He dined on a single dish, with a draught or two of light ale.

We stopped for a draught of wine and to bait our horses, losing half an hour thus.

They kept the door shut, because Lorilleux caught cold from the least draught.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English *dreaht, *dræht, related to dragan "to draw, drag" (see drag). Oldest sense besides that of "pulling" is of "drinking." It retains the functions that did not branch off with draft (q.v.).

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