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.
He had a package, which he laid upon the counter while he poured out his dram.
Morsfield poured out for the injured countess or no-countess a dram of the brandy of passion, under the breath.
The skipper drank a dram, which was to warm him from within.
The Prince called for a bottle of spirits, and gave every one of us a dram.
See the grimace with which he puts it down, as though the dram had been almost too unpalatable.
The umpires having partaken of a dram, shook hands and departed, as they had to drive out of town that night.
Immeasurable was the astonishment of the Highlander when the gentlemen refused 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.)