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sleeping draught

any drink containing a drug or agent that induces sleep
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  • The words of Tatho were no sleeping draught for me that night.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • But she gave him a glass of wine in which she had poured a sleeping draught.

    The Fairy Ring Various
  • At bedtime a cup of strawberry tea—that is as a sleeping draught.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • She told me her mistress was asleep, and that the doctor had given her a sleeping draught.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • The object was to administer a sleeping draught, not a fatal dose.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • I had a sleeping draught, and I suppose it upset me: such things have happened.

    Man and Maid E. (Edith) Nesbit
  • Not for a long while yet, I hope, for Dr. Gray gave her a sleeping draught.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • About midnight the night sister gave me a sleeping draught, but it did no good.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • We'll give the two of them a sleeping draught in their drink.

  • Will you please come and give my husband the sleeping draught?

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens

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