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 for Fluid dram
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fluid \Flu"id\, n.
     A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among
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     Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as
           species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy,
           the term was sometimes applied to electricity and
           magnetism, as in phrases electric fluid, magnetic
           fluid, though not strictly appropriate; such usage has
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     Fluid dram, or Fluid drachm, a measure of capacity equal
        to one eighth of a fluid ounce.
     Fluid ounce.
     (a) In the United States, a measure of capacity, in
         apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of
         a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is
         about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains.
     (b) In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth
         part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight
         of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.
     Fluids of the body. (Physiol.) The circulating blood and
        lymph, the chyle, the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal
        juices, the saliva, bile, urine, aqueous humor, and muscle
        serum are the more important fluids of the body. The
        tissues themselves contain a large amount of combined
        water, so much, that an entire human body dried in vacuo
        with a very moderate degree of heat gives about 66 per
        cent of water.
     Burning fluid, Elastic fluid, Electric fluid, Magnetic
     fluid, etc. See under Burning, Elastic, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dram \Dram\ (dr[a^]m), 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.
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     2. A minute quantity; a mite.
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              Were I the chooser, a dram of well-doing should be
              preferred before many times as mush the forcible
              hindrance of evildoing.               --Milton.
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     3. As much spirituous liquor as is usually drunk at once; as,
        a dram of brandy; hence, a potation or potion; as, a dram
        of poison. --Shak.
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     4. (Numis.) A Persian daric. --Ezra ii. 69.
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     Fluid dram, or Fluid drachm. See under Fluid.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fluid dram
      n 1: a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal
           to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters [syn: fluidram,
           fluid dram, fluid drachm, drachm]
      2: a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal
         to one eighth of a fluid ounce [syn: fluidram, fluid
         dram, fluid drachm, drachm]

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