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Veronal

/ˈvɛrənəl/
noun
1.
a trademark for barbitone
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  • I went; and, drugged with veronal, I slept—slept dreamlessly—for fourteen hours.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • She said it was my fault—that I ought not to have given her that veronal.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • Edward said he gave his veronal and Schopenhauer, five grains of the former or a chapter of the latter.

  • Insomnia, which latterly had defied dangerously increased doses of veronal, was telling upon nerve and brain.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • Each cachet contained three decigrams of malourea, the insidious drug notorious under its trade name of veronal.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • I gave him a sufficient dose of veronal to insure his unconsciousness for several hours.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • The man declared that he was being watched by the police, and that he dared not continue to supply her with cocaine and veronal.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • She is sleeping soundly, at last, and has promised me there shall be no more night-caps of veronal.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Frederick awoke the next morning from an eleven hours' sleep, for which he was indebted chiefly to a dose of veronal.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • It is the sodium salt of the more or less favorably known hypnotic, veronal (diethyl-barbituric acid).

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