Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A powerful anodyne remedy, varying somewhat in composition, but containing morphine, chloroform, prussic acid, and extract of Indian hemp, flavored with sugar and peppermint.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A patent anodyne medicine, containing opium, chloroform, Indian hemp, etc.
- Blend of chloroform and anodyne. (Wiktionary)
“From the cupboard he took a dark slender bottle labelled chlorodyne; and seating it on the table, fetched a glass and water-bottle from the bedroom.”
“They went over the side along with the shore-dwelling folk and followed by him who trailed the sizzling chlorodyne bottle.”
“Now it happens that a paper-wrapped bottle of chlorodyne with a piece of harmless fuse projecting can fool anybody.”
“He dosed himself with chlorodyne, took his own pulse, smoked a thermometer, and lay back on the couch with a suppressed groan.”
“Thence down to Apia, where we bought a fresh bottle of chlorodyne and conversed on politics.”
“Here has just been a fine alert; I gave my wife a dose of chlorodyne.”
“I told them that I thought she would die; but they urged me to do something more for her, and as a last hope I gave her some brandy, with twenty-five drops of chlorodyne, and a few spoonfuls of very strong beef-tea.”
“I gave her some chlorodyne, which she swallowed with difficulty, and left another dose ready mixed, to give her in a few hours; but about midnight they came to tell me that she was worse; and on going I found her very cold and weak, and breathing very hard, moving her head wearily from side to side.”
“Our hearts were wrung at this wretched sight and we longed to help; we even thought of giving it part of a drop of chlorodyne much diluted, but, fortunately for us, dared not do so, for my husband said to them, 'I do not think the child will live long.”
“Godfrey's cordial, Dalby's carminative, and Collis Browne's chlorodyne.”
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