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draught

(US), draft
1. 
a. beer, wine, etc., stored in bulk, esp in a cask, as opposed to being bottled
b. (as modifier): draught beer
c. on draught drawn from a cask or keg
2. any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts
3. the depth of a loaded vessel in the water, taken from the level of the waterline to the lowest point of the hull
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draught

[draft]
(civil engineering)
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draft, Brit. draught

1. A current of air or gases, as an air current which flows through a flue, chimney, or heater; or a localized air current which results in more heat being withdrawn from a person’s skin than is normally dissipated.
2. A narrow, dressed border around the face of a stone, usually about the width of a chisel edge; also called a drafted margin or margin draft.
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References in classic literature ?
I was conscious, even when I took the draught, of a more unbridled, a more furious propensity to ill.
Hyde had a song upon his lips as he compounded the draught, and as he drank it, pledged the dead man.
(and to the red lavender draught) the commonest regard for consistency made it necessary that she should keep her bed for that day.
Her ladyship was feebly merry (the result, no doubt, of the exhilarating properties of the red lavender draught) on the subject of Mrs.
It is a mere nothing after all; and not the least draught from the stairs."
Weston was afraid of draughts for the young people in that passage; and neither Emma nor the gentlemen could tolerate the prospect of being miserably crowded at supper.
We were utterly perplexed, till suddenly it struck Good that when I had lit the match the draught of the passage blew the flame to the left.
"Let us go against the draught," he said; "air draws inwards, not outwards."