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  • 'I should think throwing cold water over you would be better,' Alice suggested: 'or some sal-volatile.'

    Go Sox

  • Were I to give the catastrophe of your life and conversation, the public would sweep off in shrieking hysterics, and there would be a wild cry for sal-volatile and burnt feathers.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • My experience in such matters at once informed me that it was a case of sal-volatile, accompanied by sound advice.

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  • MRS. LECOUNT mixed the sal-volatile with water, and administered it immediately.

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  • Her firm hand trembled as she opened her dressing-case and took from it a little bottle of sal-volatile.

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  • ‘I should think throwing cold water over you would be better,’ Alice suggested: ‘or some sal-volatile.’

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Starting and screaming, and drugged with sal-volatile, I got through that night of supernatural terror, and saw the blessed light of heaven again.

    Uncle Silas

  • I was wandering about for hours looking for an imaginary bottle of sal-volatile Jane described as being in her sitting-room: and Jane herself was up till late -- or rather early -- this morning, trying to soothe Mrs. Molyneux, who does not appear to have found the ghost quite such pleasant company as she expected.

    Cecilia de Noël

  • With this she rose and poured some drops of sal-volatile into water, and put it to her secret rival's lips: it was kindly done, but with that sort of half contemptuous and thoroughly cold pity women are apt to show to women, and especially when one of them is

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866

  • The bride's prattle deepened into moanings and complaints; she was laid on the sofa, covered with shawls, and supplied with sal-volatile and smelling-bottles by her devoted spouse, who began to look deadly pale himself.

    Bluebell A Novel


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