5. (Surg.) The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc.
Drainage tube (Surg.), a tube introduced into a wound, etc., to draw off the discharges.
(||Draine) n. [F.] (Zoöl.) The missel thrush.
(Drain"er) n. One who, or that which, drains.
Draining tile. Same as Draintile.
(Drain"ing), vb. n. of Drain, v. t. (Agric.) The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land.
(Drain"pipe`) n. A pipe used for carrying off surplus water.
(Drain"tile`) n. A hollow tile used in making drains; called also draining tile.
(Drain"trap`) n. See 4th Trap, 5.
(Drake) n. [Akin to LG. drake, OHG. antrache, anetrecho, G. enterich, Icel. andriki, Dan.
andrik, OSw. andrak, andrage, masc., and fr. AS. ened, fem., duck; akin to D. eend, G. ente, Icel. önd,
Dan. and, Sw. and, Lith. antis, L. anas, Gr. and perh. Skr. ati a water fowl. &radic207. In
English the first part of the word was lost. The ending is akin to E. rich. Cf. Gulaund.]
1. The male of the duck kind.
2. [Cf. Dragon fly, under Dragon.] The drake fly.
The drake will mount steeple height into the air.Walton. Drake fly, a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling.
The dark drake fly, good in August.Walton.
(Drake), n. [AS. draca dragon, L. draco. See Dragon.]
1. A dragon. [Obs.]
Beowulf resolves to kill the drake.J. A. Harrison
2. A small piece of artillery. [Obs.]
Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes, made them stagger.Clarendon.
(Drake), n. [Cf. F. dravik, W. drewg, darnel, cockle, etc.] Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel
grass; called also drawk, dravick, and drank. [Prov. Eng.] Dr. Prior.
(Drake"stone) n. A flat stone so thrown along the surface of water as to skip from point to
point before it sinks; also, the sport of so throwing stones; sometimes called ducks and drakes.
Internal earthquakes, that, not content with one throe, run along spasmodically, like boys playing at what
is called drakestone.De Quincey.
(Dram) n. [OF. drame, F. drachme, L. drachma, drachm, drachma, fr. Gr. drachmh`, prop., a
handful, fr. dra`ssesqai to grasp. Cf. Drachm, Drachma.]
1. A weight; in Apothecaries' weight, one eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains; in Avoirdupois weight,
one sixteenth part of an ounce, or 27.34375 grains.