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Definition of Drenches
1. drench [v] - See also: drench
Lexicographical Neighbors of Drenches
Literary usage of Drenches
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The druggist's general receipt book by Henry Beasley (1878)
"For the same reason, drenches should be given very slowly, so as to enter at once the ... PURGING and LAXATIVE drenches. These are given when fever exists, ..."
2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1884)
"Early in the morning dew lies heavily on the great sunflowers by the door, and drenches us as we put aside the wide-mouthed monthly roses round the porch. ..."
3. God's Calendar by William Alfred Quayle (1907)
"That wealth And the of aroma drenches the air. Before the blossoms blooms come I anticipate their color, their perfume, their wild-wood wonder. ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1821)
"Which may be rendered: The re-mainder of the land of this manor was held by fifteen men, called drenches, for fifteen manors; but they were ..."
5. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1880)
"... till she quite lose And drenches with Elysian dew Such are those thick and gloomy shadows (List, mortals, if your ears be true) Where young Adonis oft ..."
6. Horses, Saddles and Bridles by William Harding Carter (1895)
"... Sponging; Hot and Cold Applications; Steaming; Poultices; Bandages; Pulse; Temperature; Blankets; Removing Shoes; Balls; drenches; Injections. ..."