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  • n. drought

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  • n. See drought.


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  • Don Juan _Don Juan_ or _hooan_ drought _drowt_ drouth _drowth_ extempore _extempore_ (four syllables) familiarity _familyarity_ gaol _jal_ genealogy _-alogy_, not _-ology_ gemus _genyus_

    Practical Grammar and Composition

  • Carew, in 1630, speaks of it as a place where "noise prevails" and a "drowth of wit," and yet as always crowded with people while the better playhouses stood empty.

    Shakespearean Playhouses A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration

  • You can't ketch her by chasin 'after her no more than you can fetch up a shower in a drowth by goin' outdoors and runnin 'after a cloud up in the heavens above you.

    Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Volume I

  • It wad 'maist brak my hert to think' at her 'at cam throu the lan' o 'drowth wi' me -- ay, tuik me throu '' t 'for, wantin' her, I wad hae fa'en to rise nae mair, sud gang on climmin 'the dry hill-ro'd, an' me lyin 'i' the bonny meadow-gerse at the fut o '' t.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • Presently, it chanced that he became drowthy with excessive drowth that waxed right sore upon him and he saw upon his path no water to drink; and by the tortures of thirst he was like to lose his life.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Road, used to supply beer to at least a dozen coaches a-day, but which now, alas! could slake no drowth but that of the rural aborigines.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

  • During this drowth, an Indian, well known to one of the Collonel's Overseers, came to him, and ask'd if his Tobacco was not like to be spoyl'd?

    The History and Present State of Virginia, in Four Parts

  • This afternoon, after a long drowth, we had a good shower of rain, but it will not signify much if no more come.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • a drowth to repayre to the bottome of a well, ay (?) but if water faile thear how shall we gett vp agayne

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

  • "severe drowth" and some painful cases of sickness, after which she took out her snuff-box, and then the three ladies saw that she had something particular to say.

    Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's


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