• A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot, bleeding bowl, mortar and pestle fragments, glass vials, and portions of surgical instruments
    A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot, bleeding bowl, mortar and pestle fragments, glass vials, and portions of surgical instruments
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vial a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vial A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine. "Take thou this vial , being then in bed,
      And this distilled liquor drink thou off."
    • v. t Vial To put in a vial or vials. "Precious vialed liquors."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vial A vessel or bottle; especially, a small glass bottle used for holding liquids, and particularly liquid medicines. Also phial.
    • vial To put or keep in a vial, or as in a vial.
    • vial To store up for punishment or vengeance: with reference to Rev. xvi. 1.
    • vial Also phial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vial vī′al same as Phial, v.t. to keep in a vial
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole,. See Phial


In literature:

The vial with its contents now weighed two ounces, four drams, and fifteen grains.
"Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances" by Joseph Black
Then he drew out a vial which contained the life-restoring medicine, and lifted the lid of Fatima's coffin.
"The Oriental Story Book" by Wilhelm Hauff
Bottled in 4-ounce vials and well corked, this developer retains its working power indefinitely.
"Bromide Printing and Enlarging" by John A. Tennant
Mrs. Parlin set her vial down on the hall table.
"Little Prudy" by Sophie May
The Viale San Martino is the principal street.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
He wanted to empty the vials of his wrath on the audacious offender.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
Doctor Heath glanced at the vial and uttered one word.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Naught but a vial of wrath poured upon your head!
"The Sylvan Cabin" by Edward Smyth Jones
Where be the sacred vials thou shouldst fill With sorrowful water?
"Characteristics of Women" by Anna Jameson
On his wooden head should be poured the vials of his contempt.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke

In poetry:

Paris at night is sad and alien,
Dear to the heart is madness gone!
I'm going home, there's vial of sorrow
And tender portrait of someone.
"In Paris" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Of a world that is false,
Souls that are vain,
Of men with a conscience
Who live to give pain,
Of words from the fair that hide
Vials of pain.
"Catharine Of Arragon" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
My melancholy was gold dust in your hands;
On your long hands I scattered my life;
My sweetnesses remained clutched in your hands;
Now I am a vial of perfume, emptied
"Sweet Torture" by Alfonsina Storni
Then was her name a note that wrung
To rouse bold hearts from sleep;
Her memory, as a banner flung
Forth by the Baltic deep;
Her grief, a bitter vial pour'd
To sanctify th' avenger's sword.
"The Queen Of Prussia's Tomb" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
When some new bright guest
Takes up among the stars a room,
And Heav'n will make a feast,
Angels with crystal vials come
And draw from these full eyes of thine
Their Master's water, their own wine.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
Daring impostor! sure that God
Whose advocate thou feign'st to be,
Will smite thee with that awful rod
Which thou wouldst seize—and pour on thee
The vial of that wrath, which thou
Wouldst empty on thy brother's brow.
"Persecution" by John Bowring

In news:

Oxytocin 10 unit/mL, West-Ward 1 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 10019-0291-02).
30 mL glass vials (NDC 63323-0259-30).
100 mg/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 00517-1019-05).
A vial of injectable steroids from the New England Compounding Center is displayed Monday in the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville.
A-Hydrocort, Hospira 100 mg vial (NDC 00409-4856-05).
Evidence in Clemens's Trial Includes Syringes and Vials.
Fungus in drug vials from Framingham pharmacy matches type in most meningitis patients.
Auction claims to be selling vial of Reagan blood.
Auction claims it's selling vial with Reagan blood.
Red Cross Vial of Life.
Vial pitched two shutouts for the Warriors this past weekend, beating SMSU 1-0 and Sioux Falls 2-0.
Three vials of Gacy's blood were recently discovered by Cook County Sheriff's detective Jason Moran.
Michael Jackson 's doctor and the 255 vials of powerful drug.
Staph Infections Tied To Misuse Of Drug Vials.
If a tick bites you, save it in a vial of alcohol or in your freezer.

In science:

The most advanced is the DESIR (DEtection of Solar eruptive Infrared Radiation) experiment for the France-China satellite SMESE (SMall Explorer for the study of Solar Eruptions) (Vial et al., 2008).
Sub-terahertz, microwaves and high energy emissions during the December 6, 2006 flare, at 18:40 UT
Our knowledge about prominences has been well reviewed by Tandberg-Hanssen (1995); Martin (1998); Patsourakos and Vial (2002), where ample information on the topic can be found.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica, Universit`a di Firenze Viale G. B.
Generation of binary words avoiding alternating patterns
The walls of the glass vial must be very straight and of uniform thickness, in order to minimize magnetic susceptibility variations.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
New instantons (also called calorons) have been obtained recently, where the Polyakov loop at spatial in finity (the so-called holonomy) is non-tri vial [1, 2].
A Review of Instanton Quarks and Confinement