from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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_.
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.
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.
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