dram (n.) Old form(s): Dramme
[small dose of] poison
Cym V.v.382.1[Cornelius to Cymbeline, of Innogen] the queen's dram she swallowed
RJ III.v.90[Lady Capulet to Juliet, of Romeo] one ... / Shall give him such an unaccustomed dram / That he shall soon keep Tybalt company
TNK I.i.142[Third Queen to Theseus] Those that with cords, knives, drams, precipitance, / Weary of this world's light
WT I.ii.320[Camillo to Leontes, of poisoning Polixenes] with no rash potion, / But with a lingering dram
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