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1(storage under pressure)(beer/cider) (before noun) de barrilbeer on draught — cerveza de barril
- He filled three cups from a large flask, passing them round and drinking a long draught from his own, before introducing himself as Seth.
- Then they gave him a groat, which he put in his pocket; a crust of bread, which he ate; and a full bowl of ale, which he drank off at a draught.
- He ended, and emptied his tankard in a single draught.
- The doors swung open and Midori looked up, her eyes narrowing slightly. ‘Soldiers,’ she thought, finishing off her drink with a smooth draught.
- Donal made a show of taking a long draught of his drink.
- Danny accepts it with a grateful nod and drinks a long draught, trying to banish the shakes from his body.
- I took a long draught of the drink he had brought me at so high a price, looking at him over the rim of the glass.
- ‘So,’ the dragon paused to take a draft of his drink, his red lips pursing as they passed over the lip of his mug.
- He took a draught of his beer and thought for a short spell.
- Drinking a gallon-bottle-full, at a draught, is said to be no uncommon feat: a mere boyish trick, which will not bear to be bragged of.
- Then, taking a deep breath, she tipped it back, swallowing the contents in one draught.
- He took a long draught of his beer, wiping foam from his mouth, as he absently eavesdropped on other people's conversations.
- Stooping down, he placed the cup into his father's shaky hands and watched him take a slow draught, dribbling the water down his stubbly, unshaven chin.
- She washed down the small gob of starch with a draft of spring water, grateful that her stomach would be pacified for an hour, long enough for sleep to come.
- He poured himself a drink and leaned back in his chair leisurely and took several long draughts.
- He produced a bottle of wine, took a deep draught, and burst into a heartfelt rendition of Je Ne Regrette Rien.
- Time to pull myself together, swig a good deep draught of Andrew's Liver Salts, and get cracking.
- He took a deep draught from his mug, setting it down empty.
- She reached out and picked up the mug, taking a deep draught of it.
- I raised the canteen again and this time took a deep draught.
- He saw them and sniffed a deep draught of air into his lungs.
- She waited and I supposed I was expected to drink so I took a deep draught and could only just prevent myself from gagging.
- Ian's breathing becomes more and more ragged as he drags draught after draught of air deep into his lungs.
- She unclasped a wineskin from her shoulder and drank a deep draught.
- ‘Another groom, another failure,’ said Mr. Miller, taking a deep draught of beer.
- A concentration of ‘Class B’ cigarettes of that magnitude would have surely transformed me in that first deep draught of their gamma ray smoke.
- He took another deep draught of the morning air and ducked back down into the shelter offered by the cabin.
- My lifeforce dwindles as she sips from the fountain of knowledge when she should be drinking in great drafts.
- ‘Actually I would have preferred gold for a change,’ Matt said, downing a good draught of his beer, wearing a smile once more when he talked to his friend.
- Or, even better, if you're lounging in your personal plunge pool on the deck outside your room quite often a long grey trunk will siphon out a considerable draught as the elephants take a drink.
- She shook her head and lifted the glass to her lips again, still holding Meg's drink down as she drew a long draught and set the cup back down.
- He slowed, drawing a draught of brown-red liquid in a weather-proof seal-skin flask, the fire-drink warmed across his thirsty gullet.
- ‘You, sir, are a demon,’ she declared, taking a draught of the fiery liquid.
- Families were closely knit units a the time and grandmothers helped to make the boxty and potato cakes which were covered with freshly churned butter and eaten heartily and all washed down with draughts of hot strong tea.
- During his final year, while out walking on a hot day, he arrived at a well, and in the absence of anything stronger, downed copious draughts of cold water.
2.1(of water, beer) trago masculine(of air) bocanada feminine
- Loft insulation prevents heat from rising and going straight through the roof, while draught proofing cuts out unpleasant draughts from around windows, external doors, letterboxes, keyholes and cat flaps.
- He offered her a small wave, then left, shutting the door so quickly that it blew a draught across the room.
- The medical bay was actually an old khaki army tent, so whenever the breeze blew a draught came through the front entrance flaps.
- Since there is no airflow forcing the heat into the rooms, there are no drafts or unpleasant air currents, and wall and ceiling surfaces stay cleaner.
- He filled his lungs with the refreshing draught of the cool air, exhaling his tiredness in each gulp.
- An icy draught needled across the room, wending its way up the chimney and leaving me shivering violently in its wake.
- She quietly opened the window and let herself get drenched in the raindrops that the draught carried into the room.
- We sat down, noting with interest the cold drafts blowing hard through an airless smoke-filled room.
- There were broken windows, the draught ran straight through it, the damp had gone in.
- She slid open the windows and was greeted by the smell of fresh flowers, as the cool draft blew past the tastefully positioned pot of geraniums just inside the window sill.
- A draft blew into the room and I shivered, partially from the cool air, partly from the dream.
- Use candles in ventilated rooms, but avoid drafts to lessen dripping and blackening.
- Cold air entered freely through the broken window, draughts blasted from the roof and filled gaps between the walls and stone floor.
- A slight draft was blowing through a cracked window.
- He stood for a minute just inside the doorway, through which a cooling draught flowed.
- Moving air causes the smoke to waver, and you will feel a draft when it cools your hand.
- A chill draft blew through the corridor outside her apartment.
- A draught from an opened window crawled through the apartment, rustling papers and the leaves of plants.
- The flames flickered as another draft rushed past them and a shadow crept along the wall, eyes darting back and forth suspiciously.
- She pulled her cloak closer to ward off the damp and draft.
2.2(of drug)a draught of poison — un bebedizo
- a sleeping draught — una pócima para dormir
- a sleeping draught — una pócima para dormir
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