soothing syrup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soothing syrup medicine in the form of a syrup that has a calming effect
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Sour wine is fine to put a wound in shape to heal, but it's no soothing syrup.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
The proprietors of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" had strenuously denied the presence of morphine in their preparation.
"The Americanization of Edward Bok" by Edward William Bok
The same soothing syrup which quieted our would-be robbers on Sixth Avenue, that night when we left his apartment.
"The Voice on the Wire" by Eustace Hale Ball
Never give cordials, soothing syrups, sleeping drops etc., without the advice of a physician.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
He can ladle out that Soothing Syrup and never spill a Drop.
"People You Know" by George Ade
Never give "soothing syrups" or "teething powders".
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
If any excuse could be found for Lancelot, it would be that which he administered to his conscience morning and evening like a soothing syrup.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
For instance, you can't run a soothing-syrup without it.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
The stranger grabbed a glass and filled it half full of soothing syrup.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
That's to buy you a bottle of Mother Siegel's soothing syrup.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Soothing syrup, III, 458.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
Mothers must be warned against using drugs in the form of soothing syrups or teething mixtures.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Never give cordials, soothing syrups, sleeping drops, etc., without the advice of a physician.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The "soothing syrups" depend upon opium to effect their result.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
It is said that one of the best known soothing syrups contains from one to three grains of morphia to the ounce of syrup.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Liquor, soothing syrup, and questionable ads are barred by many managers.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
But the Church seems more concerned about dealing out soothing syrup to its soporific members than about wakening the dead.
"Victory out of Ruin" by Norman Maclean
Hence arises the great inducement, from the druggist's point of view, in soothing-syrups and the like.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
She does n't know a cocktail from soothing syrup!
"The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
But the gospel has a rough side, and is by no means a "soothing syrup" merely.
"The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon" by Alexander Maclaren
***

In poetry:

Syrup and soothing dope,
Sure, they can live on hope,
Ain't yeh got precedent ?
Ten years and twelve years gone,
Ten more and nothing done,
GOD save Britannia!
"Alf’s Third Bit" by Ezra Pound