Cocainism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cocainism (Med) A morbid condition produced by the habitual and excessive use of cocaine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced
    • n cocainism The morbid condition produced by the excessive use of cocaine; the morbid habit of using cocaine as a stimulant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine was sold to cure sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1880s.
    • n Cocainism a morbid condition induced by over-use of cocaine
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Quotations

  • Sigmund Freud
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    “Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.”
  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    “Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine, jiggling your knees blankly in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.”
  • Little Richard
    Little Richard
    “They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.”
  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams
    “Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—Peruv.

Usage

In literature:

The spasms were greatly relieved by cocain administered by the mouth, as much as 15 grains being given in twelve hours.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The lady threw her cup at the cocaine-runner's head.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
Apparently she was threatened with a shortage of cocaine.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
Prothero got him to invest in a medicine to cure the cocaine habit.
"The Lost House" by Richard Harding Davis
Cocaine and all kinds of dope, and cigarettes, and whiskey.
"Vera" by Richard Harding Davis
She refused a general anesthetic and I used cocaine.
"The Case of Jennie Brice" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
They will never be published, but they afford an alternative to cocaine.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Jan. 8, 1919" by Various
The salt of cocaine used is the hydrochlorate, 2-1/2 grains for a pony, 4 grains for a medium-sized animal, and 6 grains for a large horse.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
He applied to the vicinity of the tooth the very latest substitute for cocaine; he prepared cotton wool and warm water in a glass.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
The parts were cocainized.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Looking at it a little closer he found that it contained a solution of cocaine.
"The Wheel of Life" by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
There were also two pistol scabbards and a bottle of cocaine.
"Mob Rule in New Orleans" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
I collected from the living voices of my fellow prisoners innumerable jail and cocaine songs, and rhymes of the criminal world.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
The desire to dream and see visions also plays an important part with the boys who habitually use cocaine.
"The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets" by Jane Addams
Chloroform, and morphia, and cocaine, and ethyl chloride have taught us that pain is an evil.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
There's the cocaine dopes for catarrh; they'll send a well man straight to hell in six months.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Pain is best relieved by hot fomentations, cocain, and in many cases the internal use of salicin or phenacetin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Crack is a purified form of cocaine that is smoked.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
Otherwise you'd have begun with the cocain, instead of ending with it.
"The Tigress" by Anne Warner
This may be done under chloroform or after the subcutaneous injection of cocaine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

Big gold chariots on the Milky Way,
Snakes and elephants silver and gray.
Oh the cocaine blues they make me sad,
Oh the cocaine blues make me feel bad.
"Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue" by W H Auden
Did you ever hear about Cocaine Lil?
She lived in Cocaine town on Cocaine hill,
She had a cocaine dog and a cocaine cat,
They fought all night with a cocaine rat.
"Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue" by W H Auden
They laid her out in her cocaine clothes:
She wore a snowbird hat with a crimson rose;
On her headstone you’ll find this refrain:
She died as she lived, sniffing cocaine
"Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue" by W H Auden
She had cocaine hair on her cocaine head.
She had a cocaine dress that was poppy red:
She wore a snowbird hat and sleigh-riding clothes,
On her coat she wore a crimson, cocaine rose.
"Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue" by W H Auden

In news:

Janice Gomez, 28, of Pearl Street in Norwich, was arrested Wednesday after police said she accepted a package from Peru containing liquid cocaine hidden in hand lotion bottles.
Boy George doubts Gaga's cocaine frequency.
Boy George doesn't believe Lady Gaga's recent claim that she's an " occasional " cocaine user.
The 24-year-old singer (real name: Stefani Germanotta) reveals she's "terrified of heroin" but used to abuse "mostly cocaine.".
INTERVIEWS Odd Future Offshoot The Internet Trip Out, Make Out in 'Cocaine' Video.
Odd Future Offshoot The Internet Trip Out, Make Out in 'Cocaine' Video.
A convicted felon who was caught with cocaine and a gun during a traffic stop will spend at least - 1:26 pm.
1977 – Waylon Jennings is arrested in the middle of a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori Evans, on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine.
A salesperson shows a T-shirt with a picture of late Colombian cocaine kingpin Escobar on the outskirts of Guadalajara.
Illegal drugs such as heroin, crack cocaine, "bath salts," etc.
Paraguayan agents seize more than a cocaine along Brazil border, arrest alleged drug lord.
Cocaine found in juice boxes at Dulles Airport.
Three local men were arrested on crack cocaine possessio READ.
Lindsay Sandiford, 55, facing death by firing squad if convicted of smuggling 11 pounds of cocaine into Indonesia, was described as "a party girl " and "neighbor from hell.
A Camden man was sentenced to prison today for his role in a narcotics network in South Camden with ties to the Bloods street gang that was dealing large quantities of cocaine, heroin and PCP .
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In science:

Official terminology are words that are unmistakingly related to illicit drug use (e.g., cocaine and heroin) and are assigned a high weight, i.e., 5.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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