Before the war, international rules were established to try and curtail the opium trade in the east.
One called opium has now been “outed” as a copy of a vintage photo of an opium den by Leon Busy.
opium, used to produce heroin, is a huge money maker, especially in the southern portion of Afghanistan.
And almost no event plays a larger role in that identity as a victim than the opium Wars.
One day she enters and… I believe it was opium he was doing for years and years.
But it is inebriant, and not soporific; and its secondary sedative action on the heart is more powerful than that of opium.
It is a climbing-plant, the root of which has some of the properties of opium.
French officials shake their heads when opium is mentioned; and the agents of the farmer blush for their employment.
In 1800 an edict of the emperor prohibited the importation of opium into his dominions.
This preparation has a deep brownish-red colour, and the characteristic odour and taste of opium.
late 14c., from Latin opium, from Greek opion "poppy juice, poppy," diminutive of opos "vegetable juice."
Die Religion ist der Seufzer der bedrängten Kreatur, das Gemüth einer herzlosen Welt, wie sie der Geist geistloser Zustände ist. Sie ist das Opium des Volks. [Karl Marx, "Zur Kritik der Hegel'schen Rechts-Philosophie," in "Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher," February, 1844]The British Opium War against China lasted from 1839-42; the name is attested from 1841.
opium o·pi·um (ō'pē-əm)
A bitter, yellowish-brown, strongly addictive narcotic drug prepared from the dried juice of unripe pods of the opium poppy and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine. Also called meconium.