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 Drone (1 syl.).Drop (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
To take a drop. A eupnemism for taking what the drinker chooses to call by that term. It may be anything from a sip to a Dutchman’s draught.   1
   A drop of the cratur. In Ireland means a drink of whisky, or “creature-comfort.”   2
   To take a drop too much. To be intoxicated. If it is the “last feather which breaks the camel’s back,” it is the drop too much which produces intoxication.   3
   To take one’s drops. To drink spirits in private.   4

 Drone (1 syl.).Drop (To). 


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