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sleeping draught

noun
  1. any drink containing a drug or agent that induces sleep
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Examples from the Web for sleeping draught

Historical Examples

  • But she gave him a glass of wine in which she had poured a sleeping-draught.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

    Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

  • Compared with that, dice are an opiate, and wine is a sleeping-draught.'

    Arethusa

    F. Marion Crawford

  • He had a sleeping-draught in his pocket which Timothy Hadwin had given him.

    Barbara Lynn

    Emily J. Jenkinson

  • So he swallowed his sleeping-draught and laid himself down to rest.

  • One was endorsed “Sleeping-draught,” the other “Poison,” and “Chloral.”