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  • n. Plural form of phial.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of phial.


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  • Moreover, they brought him the water of the sick in phials,13 and he would test it and say, β€œHe, whose water this is, is suffering from such and such a disease,” and the patient would declare,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When she had finished she put the labelled phials to one side with the form, to be sent to the hospital laboratory, then turned back to her patient. s "That looks fine," she said, removing the pad briefly and peering at the site.

    Unexpected Complications

  • She filled a hypodermic with a clear fluid from one of the unlabelled phials, then squeezed a bit out of the end to purge the syringe of air.

    Black Blade

  • No sign of occult art is to be seen, unless the bundles of dried herbs hanging to the rack and in the ingle and the row of labelled phials on one of the shelves betoken it.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • She opened the door of her locker and pointed to the row of boxes and labelled phials on the upper shelf.

    Brave New World

  • Pure phlogisticated air (nitrogen) may be procured in the easiest and surest manner by the use of iron only -- To do this I fill phials with turnings of malleable iron, and having filled them with water, pour it out, to admit the air of the atmosphere, and in six or seven hours it will be diminished ... what remains of the air in the phials will be the purest phlogisticated air

    Priestley in America 1794-1804

  • On the mantel-piece in the coroner's court the other day, I saw corked and labelled phials, which it may be presumed contained samples of poisons that have brought some poor wretches to their deaths, either by murder or suicide.

    Passages from the English Notebooks, Volume 2.

  • Ballarin, is a liar, a thief and an assassin, for of the good white glass which he has melted by means of the said Angelo's secrets, he makes vessels, such as phials, ampullas and dishes, which it is not lawful for any foreigner to make.

    Marietta A Maid of Venice

  • Then i personally leave when I have 99 phials which is a quick 20 to 30k.


  • They also sold signed T-shirts, hand-written lyric sheets, and box sets including phials of band-members 'blood.

    Trail of blood and bank letters leads to Gang of Four's new album


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