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Faced with tens of militants who threatened to kill hundreds of Muscovites, Russian authorities pumped a calmative into the ventilation system rather than storm the theater.
In "Le Calmant," the first calmative is a story: "je vais donc essayer de me raconter encore une histoire, pour essayer de me calmer" (Nouvelles 40).
Besides Shearer's book, examples of calmative tales include Oughton (1996) and Desimini's (illustrator) How the Stars Fell Into the Sky: A Navajo Legend.
Formulated to be a calmative solution to restlessness, the product addresses the causes that inhibit a child from sleeping well, including night terrors, growing pains, and sleeplessness from vacation travel, while promising that the child won't wake up groggy like they might if given over-the-counter drugs containing diphenhy-dramine (such as Benadryl)--a significant concern for school-age children who need to be alert first thing in the morning.
The only solace lies in a collective mother-daughter subjectivity mediated by the hypnotic calmative of the chant.
The flowers are considered calmative, hepatic and a cardio-tonic.
hall as a calmative, while an upstairs tenant stops by to return a power
Washing a mug from which the narrator has just had his coffee, or a sight of the street he lives on, brings him back to whatever is immediately present, to familiar objects and sights, to what is here-da--and its calmative presence.
The Mainstream poem drip-feeds the reader with "finite literal sense" and releases a calmative dose of "emotional resonance" from her "individual life-experience.
The National Academy of Sciences also recommended exploring the use of calmative agents.
We need something besides tear gas--like calmative, anesthetic agents--that would put people to sleep or in a good mood," explains Susan Levine, research director of the government's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate.
The application of a calmative during the October 2002 siege of a theater in Moscow illustrates the problem.