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Sleeping draught   /slˈipɪŋ dræft/   Listen
Sleeping draught

noun
1.
A soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule).  Synonyms: sleeping capsule, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet.






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"Sleeping draught" Quotes from Famous Books



... knows—one never knows—" muttered the Alderman, extinguishing the two large candles of his niece, and substituting his own little handlamp in their place. "This broad light only invites to wakefulness, while the dim taper I leave is good as a sleeping draught. Kiss me, wilful one, and draw thy curtains close, for the negroes will soon rise to load the periagua, that they may go up with the tide to the city. The noise of the chattering black ...
— The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas • James Fenimore Cooper

... a sleeping draught, and I slept far into the next day to awake more unhappy than ever, obsessed with self-contempt ...
— Man and Maid • Elinor Glyn

... dinner, at which I must not taste everything but only the things Olga chooses for me, according to the German doctor's prescription. At four o'clock the cocoa again. At seven o'clock supper. At bedtime a cup of strawberry tea—that is as a sleeping draught. In all this there is a lot of quackery, but a lot of what is really good and useful—for instance, the porridge. I shall bring some oatmeal from here ...
— Letters of Anton Chekhov • Anton Chekhov

... Tatho were no sleeping draught for me that night. I began to think that I had made somewhat a mistake in wrapping myself up so entirely in my government of Yucatan, and not contriving to keep more in touch with events that were passing at home in Atlantis. For many years past it had been easy to see that ...
— The Lost Continent • C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne



Words linked to "Sleeping draught" :   sleeping capsule, pill, tablet, sleeping tablet, hypnotic, tab, lozenge, soporific



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