morning draught

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morning draught (plural morning draughts)

  1. (now rare) An alcoholic drink taken as breakfast, or early in the morning. [from 16th c.]
    • 1660, Samuel Pepys, Diary, 14 Apr 1660:
      Rose and drank a good morning draught there with Mr. Sheply, which occasioned my thinking upon the happy life that I live now, had I nothing to care for but myself.