The Hakushu 12 was a little peaty and nutty, the kind of dram I want to unwind with after a fine restaurant meal.
Three gentlemen being in a coffee-house, one called for a dram, because he was hot.
Had that animal Coupeau gone to the Arc de Triomphe to get his dram?
Morsfield poured out for the injured countess or no-countess a dram of the brandy of passion, under the breath.
Take four ounces of mutton suet, one ounce of bees-wax, one of sweet oil, and a dram each of powdered sugar-candy and gum-arabac.
The Prince called for a bottle of spirits, and gave every one of us a dram.
Dissolve in the mixture three quarters of an ounce of yellow wax, and one dram of camphor, stirring the whole well together.
The umpires having partaken of a dram, shook hands and departed, as they had to drive out of town that night.
Corri had a brandy bottle and glass with him, and insisted I should take a dram.
Besides, he was growing quite free and easy, quaffed his dram, and ogled the fair sex.
mid-15c., "small weight of apothecary's measure," a phonetic spelling, from Anglo-Latin dragma, Old French drame, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma "drachma," from Greek drakhma "measure of weight," also, "silver coin," literally "handful" (of six obols, the least valuable coins in ancient Athens), akin to drassesthai "to grasp." The fluid dram is one-eighth of a fluid ounce, hence "a small drink of liquor" (1713); Hence dram shop (1725), where liquor was sold by the shot.
A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams). Also called drachm.
A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
The Authorized Version understood the word 'adarkonim (1 Chr. 29:7; Ezra 8:27), and the similar word darkomnim (Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:70), as equivalent to the Greek silver coin the drachma. But the Revised Version rightly regards it as the Greek dareikos, a Persian gold coin (the daric) of the value of about 1 pound, 2s., which was first struck by Darius, the son of Hystaspes, and was current in Western Asia long after the fall of the Persian empire. (See DARIC.)