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Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The stench of corruption is settling over world soccer like a poisonous fog, and players are paying the price.
In Greek mythology, the Gorgon Medusa had the face of a woman and poisonous snakes for hair; her glance could turn men to stone.
Other organisms died off in large numbers because oxygen was poisonous to them.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.|Matthew R. Francis|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That said, this particularly retiring writer has received a poisonous gift from the Nobel committee.Nobel Prize Winner Modiano’s Magical Musical Prose About Paris|Pierre Assouline|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In poisonous doses it depresses the circulation and the nerves generally, but it causes no stupor or insensibility.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Potatoes were not as yet cultivated in New England, onions were not generally, and tomatoes were looked upon as poisonous.
Nowadays they cannot, being purged of any poisonous element, do harm to the skin that they make beautiful.The Works of Max Beerbohm|Max Beerbohm
Treachery, or, perhaps worse, a kind of poised—and poisonous—mental judo?The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
The Government is monopolizing grain, to make us to pay through the nose for a poisonous bread.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine