angel dust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n angel dust a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen
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Usage

In literature:

The Angel rolled into the thick yellow dust of the road and lay quietly.
"Freckles" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Fallen angels or horrific dust?
"The Return" by Walter de la Mare
And you, Madame," turning to Elizabeth, "how can you allow this angel to throw herself in the dust before you?
"Frederick the Great and His Court" by L. Mühlbach
If she had created a real live angel, wings and all, out of the dust-bin, she could not have boasted more arrogantly.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
She knelt beside him in the dust, hovering over the white face and still form like a pitying, little gray angel.
"Chip, of the Flying U" by B. M. Bower
As the Saviour comes in glory, with all the holy angels, the graves are opened, and His voice awakens His children who sleep in the dust.
"Our Day" by W. A. Spicer
Days later a dust-covered automobile worms its way through the traffic in Los Angeles and comes to rest before a tall office building.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
They told at the jail how he used to come in once in a while and send his dust to Los Angeles by the express company.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Pinkey sombrely looked after the cloud of dust in which Rufus and the Angel of Mercy vanished.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
Even the angel Gabriel cannot claim the smallest particle of dust as strictly his own.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
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In poetry:

Thou born of Eternal! the hand that would harm thee
Must wither to dust, and in dust be abhorred,
For thine is the throne whose blue canopy muffles
The footfalls of angels, the steps of the Lord!
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken
He sleeps in quiet, by the side
Of wife and children dear; — nor pride
Nor pomp his tomb adorning:
The clods, the dust, his body cover,
But round him shall the angels hover,
"Till the bright morning."
"For The Carrier Of The Mirror. 1826" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
'Tis compassed with the dust and toil
Of common days, yet should there fall
A single speck, a single soil
Upon the whiteness of its wall,
The angels' tears in tender rain
Would make the temple theirs again.
"The Shrine" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
I dream to-day, o'er a purple stain
Of bloom on a withered stalk,
Pelted down by the autumn rain
In the dust of the garden-walk,
That an Angel-rose in the world to be
Will hide in the leaves in wait for me.
"The Rose" by James Whitcomb Riley
But if I must be gathered for the angel's sowing,
Sleep out of sight awhile, like the green things growing,
Though dust to dust return, I think I'll scarcely mourn,
If I may change into green things growing.
"Green Things Growing" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
The body sleeps, he is not dead,
Again it mingles with the dust;
But Heavenward his soul has fled,
To realms where he had placed his trust.
Angels, aware his work was done,
Sang, "Welcome home, thou faithful one!"
"To The Memory of Rev. A. F. Jackson D.D." by George Hannibal Temple

In news:

Stands For 'Me, an Angel on Angel Dust '.
Bethel's 'signs and wonders' include angel feathers, gold dust and diamonds.
Willimantic Man Charged With Stealing Car, Possession Of ' Angel Dust'.
"Empires," from Benny 's recently released EP "Angel Dust," sets the tone with its moody, throbbing bass line, harmonic layered backing vocals and slow motion pacing of the track he produced.
Aubry - a 36-year-old Canadian model who briefly dated Kim Kardashian - and Martinez got into the dust-up at Berry's Los Angeles home Thursday morning after he dropped off Nahla, his 4-year-old daughter with Berry.
Willimantic Man Charged With Stealing Car, Possession Of 'Angel Dust '.
One too many bruised, sun-burnt, dehydrated days in front of a stage may have led to this conclusion, but the bands at FYF Fest this past weekend drew me out into the heat and dust of downtown Los Angeles, and I regret nothing.
After the dust settled this summer, Mark Cuban was quick to remind folks that the Los Angeles Lakers failed to win a title the last time they reloaded with a couple of sure-fire Hall of Famers.
LOS ANGELES – "Another one bites the dust " read one of the title cards on the "American Idol" results show on Thursday night.
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