knock-out drops

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl knock-out drops Drops of any drug, used to a person to fall asleep or become unconscious or stupefied for the purpose of robbery, etc.; they are usually mixed into a drink so that the person consuming it does so unknowingly. One compound used for this purpose is chloral hydrate .
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Usage

In literature:

I dropped it where I found it and went out and knocked again loudly.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I'll teach ye t' be givin' knock-out drops t' th' aldermin of th' city!
"The Water Goats and Other Troubles" by Ellis Parker Butler
Knock-out drops ain't no fair way o' fightin'.
"Happy Hawkins" by Robert Alexander Wason
Another blow, and Tom dropped, knocked out.
"The Young Engineers in Arizona" by H. Irving Hancock
MORAL: When buncoing a Relative always be sure that the Knock-Out Drops are Regulation Strength.
"People You Know" by George Ade
Society would drop him so suddenly that it would knock the breath out of him.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
It was to knock out the end of our car, and drop the rails on the track as we ran.
"Daring and Suffering:" by William Pittenger
Having finished his smoke, he knocked out the ashes and dropped the pipe in his pocket.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
If they are hard to get we use knock-out drops.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
The Knock-out-Drops Gang; or, The Bradys' Risky Venture.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
When Robert regained the breath knocked out of him by the drop, and assured himself that no bones were broken, his anger returned.
"Manners of the Age" by Horace Brown Fyfe
It was a regular knock-out blow, and Inyovu dropped.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
They had given me knock-out drops.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
I suppose it was some variation of the old device of knock-out drops or some sort of drug.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
I knocked the ashes out of my pipe, and, going on to the quarter-deck, dropped through the hatch.
"My Danish Sweetheart, Volume 3 of 3" by William Clark Russell
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In news:

The Marble Falls varsity team tennis squad dropped a close match to Leander on Thursday to knock the team out of the District 25-4A competition for the fall.
In one Las Vegas school district, students who drop out of school often get a knock on their door from their former principal.
Gusty winds drop trees, knock out power to 3,000 homes.
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