narcotico-acrid love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Possessing both acrid and narcotic properties.


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  • In France the Pimpernel (_Anagallis_) is thought to be a noxious plant of drastic narcotico-acrid properties, and called _Mouron -- qui tue les petits oiseaux, et est un violent drastique pour l'homme, et les grands animaux; à dose tres elevée le mouron peut meme leur donner la mort_.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure William Thomas Fernie

  • For Mr. Arcubus had now arrived at the investigation of the positive poisons, -- a fact which might have revealed itself to the man of science by the general narcotico-acrid expression into which he had settled down bodily; while the most casual observer might have gathered from his incoherent contributions to the table-talk that some noxious drug was envenoming the cup of his life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860 Various

  • Excessive action of purgative or diuretic agents, or of agents that irritate the bowels or kidneys, like arsenic, paris green, all caustic salts and acids, and acrid and narcotico-acrid vegetables, is equally injurious.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse Charles B. Michener 1877


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