Definitions

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  • n. The practice of drinking drams.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The practice of drinking drams.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Daily breaks for “dramming” were common, with workers coming and going from the work place as they pleased.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • He had, before the infernal dramming had disturbed him, been studying a text that described magickal rituals of the ancient Britons, particularly some of the Highland and isle-dwelling peoples whose crops, in those forbidding climes, required a good bit of supernatural assistance.

    Solitary Man

  • Collins wished to be employ’d in some counting-house; but, whether they discover’d his dramming by his breath, or by his behaviour, tho’ he had some recommendations, he met with no success in any application, and continu’d lodging and boarding at the same house with me, and at my expense.

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  • He had been bousing about the countryside somehow -- maybe harrying out of house and hald some puir bodies that hadna the wherewith to pay their rents; so, in riding hame fou -- it was pitmirk, and the rain pouring down in bucketfu's -- he became dumfoundered wi 'the darkness and the dramming thegither; and, losing his way, wandered about the fields, hauling his mare after him by the bridle.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • Collins wished to be employ'd in some counting-house, but, whether they discover'd his dramming by his breath, or by his behaviour, tho 'he had some recommendations, he met with no success in any application, and continu'd lodging and boarding at the same house with me, and at my expense.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • Collins wished to be employ'd in some counting-house; but, whether they discover'd his dramming by his breath, or by his behaviour, tho 'he had some recommendations, he met with no success in any application, and continu'd lodging and boarding at the same house with me, and at my expense.

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • However, crucially, the "rude mechanicals" are a delight - a troupe of am-dramming ninnies who sound as though they're from the Black Country (perhaps a cleverly submerged joke about Elizabeth's suitor

    Evening Standard - News

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