1. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
  2. a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
  3. a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
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  • The Greek letters XP combined in a monogram occur on pre-Christian coins (e.g. the Attic tetradrachma and some coins of the Ptolemies), and in some Greek manuscripts of the Christian period they are employed as an abbreviation of such words as (see Greek words 2, 3, 4). The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman
  • Pompey had laid out open chests on glistening display that morning which contained seventy-five million silver drachmae: more than the annual tax revenue of the entire Roman world. CONSPIRATA
  • A didrachma was half a sicle, or half a stater; that is, about 15d. The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 47: Matthew The Challoner Revision
  • -- The following is considered a most valuable preparation: Take of extract of yellow Peruvian bark, fifteen grains; extract of rhatany root, eight grains; extract of burdoch root and oil of nutmegs (fixed), of each two drachms; camphor (dissolve with spirits of wine), fifteen grains; beef marrow, two ounces; best olive oil, one ounce; citron juice, half a drachm; aromatic essential oil, as much as sufficient to render it fragrant; mix and make into an ointment. Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners A Complete Sexual Science and a Guide to Purity and Physical Manhood, Advice To Maiden, Wife, And Mother, Love, Courtship, And Marriage
  • In April 1992 the Greek drachma was the only Community currency not yet part of the EMS exchange-rate mechanism.
  • Banks and investment funds in one euro-using country gorged on the bonds of others, freed of worry about devaluation-prone currencies like the drachma, lira, peseta and escudo. Ties That Bound Europe Now Fraying
  • If you hadn't already noticed, gone are the good old peseta, the franc and the drachma.
  • In simple cases of jaundice the neutral salts have seldom produced much good effect; but I have obtained considerable success from the diascordium, in doses of half a drachm to a drachm. The Dog
  • With a new and substantially devalued drachma, it would have a better future emerging from the ashes of a failed experiment in euro membership. Times, Sunday Times
  • In Greece itself, the switch to the new drachma would probably not be announced in advance. Times, Sunday Times
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