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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary [1]

stupifying potions. At the time of execution, they gave the malefactor a grain of frankincense in a cup of wine, in order to stupify and render him less sensible of pain. This custom is traced to the charge of the wise man: "Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that be of heavy hearts,"  Proverbs 31:6 . The prophet makes an allusion to the powerful effects of this stupifying draught, in that prediction which announces the judgments of God upon the empire of Babylon:

"Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations to whom I send thee to drink it. And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them,"  Jeremiah 25:15-16 . The Jews, according to the custom of their country, gave our Lord wine mingled with myrrh at his crucifixion. See Cross .

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n. pl.) A game, now more commonly called checkers. See Checkers.

(2): ( n. pl.) A mild vesicatory. See Draught, n., 3 (c).