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  • n. Attributive form of laughing gas


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  • He snorted his distinctive, sneezy-wheezy, laughing-gas laugh.

    Broadway's Last Good Time

  • We get our smattering of science in the same way; we learn chemistry by listening to a short course of lectures enlivened by experiments, and when we have inhaled laughing-gas, seen green water turned to red, and phosphorus burnt in oxygen, we have got our smattering, of which the most that can be said is, that though it may be better than nothing, it is yet good for nothing.

    How to Get on in the World A Ladder to Practical Success

  • Those medicinal agents which prevent the feeling of pain, such as chloroform, ether, laughing-gas, etc.

    A Practical Physiology

  • The audience having dispersed in a state like the afflatus of laughing-gas, the poet and a privileged clique proceeded to the house of the Baptist elder, to prolong the night with metaphysical wassail.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Clifton, where he met Coleridge and Southey, and discovered the curious effects of "laughing-gas."

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Tired at last of idleness and of lounging on the Common, I engaged in two or three little ventures of a semi-professional character, such as an exhibition of laughing-gas; advertising to cure cancer; send ten stamps by mail to J. B., and receive an infallible receipt, etc.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • Then again, he was gifted with a bewitching smile; but he steadily refrained from making any use of it oftener than once a month, at which times the enthusiasm of his adherents knew no bounds, and it might have been supposed that all Pekin had administered unto itself a mild preparation of laughing-gas, so universal were the grimaces.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • The air we had so long been breathing when in the air-chamber, and when we made use of our air-bottles, was very similar to what is popularly known as "laughing-gas"; and undoubtedly we were all more or less experiencing the cumulative effects of the constant mild doses we had inhaled.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • He was coming to believe very strongly that all this fanciful optimism was so much laughing-gas, with only a passing power, and when the effect wore off there would be the

    The Primrose Ring

  • He was the discoverer of chlorine and laughing-gas, and the inventor of the miner's safety lamp.

    The Joyful Heart


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