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  • n. A sulfone, derived from acetone and ethyl mercaptan, that is used as a mild hypnotic


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  • I spoke to him in a fatherly way, and when I had tendered some vague advice about the girl, and made him promise to secure a night's rest (before he faced the arduous tram-men's meeting in the morning) by taking a sleeping-draught, I gave him some sulfonal in a phial.

    The Big Bow Mystery

  • I pocketed the razor and the empty sulfonal phial.

    The Big Bow Mystery

  • I have tried all sorts of other things -- sulfonal, trionel, bromide powders, and all the rest and not one of them produced anything like the soporific results that two doses of Wagner brought about in one instant, and best of all there was no reaction.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)

  • "Worse than the sulfonal habit by a great deal I am told, but I am in no danger of becoming a victim to it while it costs from five to seven dollars a dose.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)


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