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d rak muh

  • n  a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
  • n  formerly the basic unit of money in Greece

  • They wagered 50,000 Greek drachma ($650) on the sovereign to whom they are accredited, Tsar Boris of Bulgaria.
  • After that, shrewd promoters with an eye for a fast drachma started beauty contests all over the place.
  • The value of the drachma rose slightlyat week's end, a dollar was worth a mere 90 million drachmas.

  • Stylianos Pattakos in Axis of Logic
    Pattakos praised the junta's record: "In our time, there was no debt. Not one drachma went astray. The Greeks are not disciplined like the Germans or the British. They need authority."

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