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Drug, subst. 1) a medicinal substance: Sonn. 118, 4. Err. V, 104. Mcb. V, 3, 55. Cymb. I, 5, 4. Cymb. I, 5, 4 III, 5, 57. IV, 2, 38. IV, 2, 38 == poison: Tit. I, 154 (Ff grudges). Rom. V, 1, 66. V, 3, 120. Hml. III, 2, 266. Oth. I, 2, 74. I, 3, 91. Ant. IV, 15, 25.
2) == drudge, according to most interpreters: “the sweet degrees that this brief world affords to such as may the passive --s of it freely command,” Tim. IV, 3, 254; but it may mean: all things in passive subserviency to salutary as well as pernicious purposes.
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