Syn. — Sleepy; lethargic; dozy; somnolent; comatose; dull heavy; stupid.

(Drowth) n. See Drought. Bacon.

(Droyle) v. i. See Droil. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Drub) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drubbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Drubbing.] [Cf. Prov. E. drab to beat, Icel. & Sw. drabba to hit, beat, Dan. dræbe to slay, and perh. OE. drepen to strike, kill, AS. drepan to strike, G. & D. freffen to hit, touch, Icel. drepa to strike, kill.] To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.

Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel.

(Drub), n. A blow with a cudgel; a thump. Addison.

(Drub"ber) n. One who drubs. Sir W. Scott.

(Drudge) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drudged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drudging.] [OE. druggen; prob not akin to E. drag, v. t., but fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. drugaire a slave or drudge.] To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and fatigue.

He gradually rose in the estimation of the booksellers for whom he drudged.

(Drudge), v. t. To consume laboriously; — with away.

Rise to our toils and drudge away the day.

(Drudge), n. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant. Milton.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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