from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The grain of wood shown when a log is quartered. See quartered, 4. Compare felt-grain.


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  • Eventually he manages to hit an alcoholic doctor for a quarter-grain tablet of morphine.

    FallNet - the punk foot of nose

  • “Heard him say before the op. that a quarter-grain would be a fatal dose.”

    The Nursing Home Murder

  • The third day of January, greatly to my surprise, a quarter-grain I found carried me through the twenty-four hours with apparently some slight remission of suffering.

    The Opium Habit

  • "Just now you're going to have a quarter-grain of sleep dope and go to bed again."

    No Man's Land

  • For the pains I prescribed some quarter-grain tablets of sulphate of morphia, and went away.

    The Purple Cloud

  • "I have here a grain and a half of morphine in quarter-grain tablets.

    The Tyranny of Weakness


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