• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pilled Stripped of hair; scant of hair; bald. "Pilled beard."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Human birth control pills work on gorillas
    • pilled Stripped of hair; bald.
    • pilled Having scanty hair.
    • pilled Threadbare; hence, forlorn.
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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.”
  • Joe E. Lewis
    “I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster.”
  • Joan Welsh
    Joan Welsh
    “A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time -- pills or stairs.”
  • Sir Samuel Garth
    Sir Samuel Garth
    “Some fell by laudanum, and some by steel, and death in ambush lay in every pill.”


Bitter pill to swallow - A bitter pill to swallow is something that is hard to accept.
Poison pill - A poison pill is a strategy designed to prevent a company from being take over.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 3rd Pill


In literature:

Often, however, the pills are not innocent; the pill fiend buys the tablets and pills direct from the druggist.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
Then we take a liver pill when we ought to clean out the pores instead.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
One little pill ain't much when you take in how she's been tantalized.
"Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
When he swung at the Pill, you expected to hear something Snap.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Course, he's an old pill, but he's got all kinds of dough.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
I'm Pill, the new minister.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
I'm Pill, the new minister.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
His pills, his almanacs, or shoes.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Have you tried the shilling bottles of gout and rheumatic pills?
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He succeeds in deceiving two of the faculty, getting a pill from one, and a piece of gold from the other.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
You can give me a pill or a shedlicks powder or something o' that kind to-morrow if you like.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
She then took a box of pills which cost her two dollars.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Water stood everywhere, the trenches were blotted out, the pill-boxes themselves were flooded.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
She thought me so attentive, because as a rule I don't take any interest in her pills.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
Dey didn't give dem little pills you have now, what don't do no good.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Twenty grains of calomel in small pills, or one grain of aloe every hour till stools are procured.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Interest can sometimes do it, and the pill must be heavily gilt.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
She's a pretty pill!
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
She had rows and batteries of pills.
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart
The 'home truth' is the pill, and when it is sugared all over you can swallow it.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade

In poetry:

Well, well, children!
But you've heard all my stories. Let me see,--
Did I never tell you how the smuggler murdered
The woman down at Pill?
"English Eclogues II - The Grandmother's Tale" by Robert Southey
"O, stay," the maiden said, "A rest
Pray give us! What with 'Bixby's Best,'
And 'Simmons' Pills,' we're like to die."
He only answered, "Will you try--SAPOLIO?"
"Excelsior" by Francis Bret Harte
What ho! sickly people of high and low degree
I pray ye all be warned by me;
No matter what may be your bodily ills
The safest and quickest cure is Beecham's Pills.
"Beecham's Pills" by William Topaz McGonagall
"And now, I must take either poison or blue-pill,
For things cannot last very long as they are."
He ceased, as the exquisite form of a pupil
Dawned upon him, serene as a beautiful star.
"A Romance In Real (Academic) Life" by E W Bowling
They cramm'd their gracious master
With potion and with pill;
They drench'd him and they bled him;
They could not cure his ill.
"Go fetch," says he, "my lawyer,
I'd better make my will."
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Don't they know that I promised to die!
I'm keping in practice.
I'm merely staying in shape.
The pills are a mother, but better,
every color and as good as sour balls.
I'm on a diet from death.
"The Addict" by Anne Sexton

In news:

LONDON (AP) — Women who took the birth control pill beginning in the late 1960s lived longer than those never on the pill, a new study says.
We have heard about all the pills that make men longer and thicker for "her pleasure".
Pill found wrapped in foil.
'I take four to five pills a day,' Tide's McClain says of his battle with Crohn's disease.
Watch inmate's stash of 256 pills fall from her crotch .
Novartis Fights India for Cancer Pill.
Popular Sleeping Pill Ambien Linked to Increased Death Rate .
A new study has linked popular sleeping pills such as Ambien and Restoril with a nearly five-fold increased risk of early death.
Popular Sleeping Pill Ambien Linked to Increased Death Rate.
In clinical studies, people taking sleeping pills slept only about 20 to 40 minutes more than those taking a placebo.
MC0003, Beyond Pills, Michael Yapko.
Other women also have reported diminished libido as a consequence of Yaz and other birth control pills.
Edie Falco and Alison Pill will star in an Off Broadway production of Chloe Moss' play "This Wide Night" in the spring.
New Study Doubts Fish Oil Pills.
Gallbladder risk no higher with newer 'pill'.

In science:

Theirs energies have been reduced by pilling up 6 µm mylar foils between the source and the scintillator. A GEANT 4 simulation of α particles emitted by 241Am and crossing several foils of mylar has been done in order to determine the expected α energy spectrum (figure 3).
The BiPo detector for ultralow radioactivity measurements
Diabetes was defined as a “yes” to a question asking about use of insulin or pills for diabetes.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Kelly and Terry Pilling, Characterization of the Distribution of Twin Primes, math.
Implications of a New Characterisation of the Distribution of Twin Primes
Science policy for the next 50 years: From guns to pills to brains.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
In any case, the peculiarities of the quantum mechanics of highly entangled particle pairs seem much less mysterious in this picture, once one swallows the very large pill of the odd metric, essentially a one-dimensional universal wormhole.
A Scenario for Strong Gravity without Extra Dimensions
Fig. 1 schematically shows possible geometries of the systems under external strain gradient: bent nano-wire and nano-pill grown on a substrate.
Flexomagnetic effect in Mn-based antiperovskites
For example, the Russian word ‘kolesa’ refers normally to wheels while it also can be used (in rather dubious circumstances) as a word for pills.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation