from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A popular purgative medicine, consisting of an infusion of senna with Epsom salts.
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Dr. Sibelius says he finds the black-draught answer very well in such cases.
Some in their folly take black-draught and blue-pill,
He cut a glorious calomel pill out of pipeclay, and then we concocted a black-draught of salts and bottled stout, with a little patent boot-polish.