Chlorodyne

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chlorodyne (Med) A patent anodyne medicine, containing opium, chloroform, Indian hemp, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chlorodyne A powerful anodyne remedy, varying somewhat in composition, but containing morphine, chloroform, prussic acid, and extract of Indian hemp, flavored with sugar and peppermint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chlorodyne a patent medicine containing opium, chloroform, &c., used for allaying pain and inducing sleep
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From chlor,ine, in imitation of anodyne,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chlōros, pale-green.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Pappleworth arrived, chewing a chlorodyne gum, at about twenty to nine, when all the other men were at work.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
Confused by the chlorodyne which I had taken, I lay motionless in a semi-conscious state.
"Tales of Terror and Mystery" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It's only a bottle of chlorodyne.
"Adventure" by Jack London
Now it happens that a paper-wrapped bottle of chlorodyne with a piece of harmless fuse projecting can fool anybody.
"South Sea Tales" by Jack London
Miggy dies of cholera once a week in the Rains, and gets drunk on chlorodyne in between.
"The Story of the Gadsby" by Rudyard Kipling
He prescribed half-a-pint of linseed oil hot, but Miss Polson favoured chlorodyne.
"Many Cargoes" by W.W. Jacobs
We plied him with chlorodyne; but the chlorodyne did not like him and they parted company.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
Now it happens that a paper-wrapped bottle of chlorodyne with a piece of harmless fuse projecting can fool anybody.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
CHLORODYNE is a liquid taken in drops according to age.
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
Here has just been a fine alert; I gave my wife a dose of chlorodyne.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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