Black draught


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black draught (Med) a cathartic medicine, composed of senna and magnesia.
    • Black draught See under Black a.
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In literature:

Young Mr Black used to play draughts, but he's away.
"Joe Wilson and His Mates" by Henry Lawson
This black draught of unrequited toil is True Happiness, and down it goes with every symptom of pleasure.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
His would be sure to smell of black draught.
"Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2" by George MacDonald
Black Jack took the draught at a gulp, and instantly flung the glass at the Inca's face.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
But meanwhile the clergyman floats hither and thither like a wreath of black smoke blown about by a draught of air.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
His dark face burned crimson, and his black eyes glowed like coals in the open draught of a stove.
"The Harbor Master" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Presently the forced draught began to roar, and black smoke to roll from the smoke-stack.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
Give me a black draught.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He poured out a copious draught from the black bottle, and the smell of corn brandy filled the air.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Like him he gave his patients blue pill at night but omitted the black draught in the morning.
"Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky" by David W. Yandell

In news:

Black and Tan made with Guinness Draught and Harp lager.
Black and Tan made with Guinness Draught and Harp lager.
Guinness Generous Ale will be available as part of a new Guiness Winter Selection variety pack, which also includes Guinness Black Lager, Guinness Draught and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.