Drudger to Dry
1. One who drudges; a drudge.
2. A dredging box.
(Drudg"er*y) n. The act of drudging; disagreeable and wearisome labor; ignoble or slavish toil.
The drudgery of penning definitions.Macaulay.
Paradise was a place of bliss . . . without drudgery and with out sorrow.Locke.
Syn. See Toll.
(Drudg"ing box`) See Dredging box.
(Drudg"ing*ly), adv. In a drudging manner; laboriously.
(Dru"er*y) n. [OF. druerie.] Courtship; gallantry; love; an object of love. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Drug) v. i. [See 1st Drudge.] To drudge; to toil laboriously. [Obs.] "To drugge and draw." Chaucer.
(Drug), n. A drudge Shak.
(Drug), n. [F. drogue, prob. fr. D. droog; akin to E. dry; thus orig., dry substance, hers, plants, or
wares. See Dry.]
1. Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines; any stuff used in
dyeing or in chemical operations.
Whence merchants bring
Their spicy drugs.Milton.
2. Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand. "But
sermons are mere drugs." Fielding.
And virtue shall a drug become.Dryden.
(Drug), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drugging.] [Cf. F. droguer.] To prescribe
or administer drugs or medicines. B. Jonson.
(Drug), v. t.
1. To affect or season with drugs or ingredients; esp., to stupefy by a narcotic drug. Also Fig.
The laboring masses . . . [were] drugged into brutish good humor by a vast system of public spectacles.C. Kingsley.
Drug thy memories, lest thou learn it.Tennyson.
2. To tincture with something offensive or injurious.
Drugged as oft,Milton.
With hatefullest disrelish writhed their jaws.
3. To dose to excess with, or as with, drugs.
With pleasure drugged, he almost longed for woe.Byron.