opium


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an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy

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They could only have come from the old man at my side, and yet he sat now as absorbed as ever, very thin, very wrinkled, bent with age, an opium pipe dangling down from between his knees, as though it had dropped in sheer lassitude from his fingers.
In a very short time a decrepit figure had emerged from the opium den, and I was walking down the street with Sherlock Holmes.
Convinced that something was amiss with him, she rushed down the steps--for the house was none other than the opium den in which you found me to-night--and running through the front room she attempted to ascend the stairs which led to the first floor.
In temperament he was weak and waspish, and his health had suffered heavily from oriental experiments with opium.
Choking oneself with opium and writing little erotic verses on vellum was not his notion of how a gentleman should go to the devil.
The smell of opium was in the room, as well as the smell of spirits.
It macerates its opium and percolates its own laudanum and paregoric.
There is wild talk of cannon aboard, and of strange raids and expeditions she may make, ranging from opium smuggling into the States and arms smuggling into China, to blackbirding and open piracy.
I see ye coming-to, and I ses to my poor self, "I'll have another ready for him, and he'll bear in mind the market price of opium, and pay according.
What can she rise to, under any quantity of opium, higher than that
The Colonel had been a notorious opium-eater for years past; and, if the only way of getting at the valuable papers he possessed was by accepting a matter of opium as a matter of fact, my father was quite willing to take the ridiculous responsibility imposed on him-- all the more readily that it involved no trouble to himself.
Then came the chemist and druggist, with other tabular statements, showing that when they didn't get drunk, they took opium.
On being excluded, the old ladies changed their tone, and cried through the keyhole that old Sally was drunk; which, indeed, was not unlikely; since, in addition to a moderate dose of opium prescribed by the apothecary, she was labouring under the effects of a final taste of gin-and-water which had been privily administered, in the openness of their hearts, by the worthy old ladies themselves.
He told us our best port would have been to put in at Macao, where we could not have failed of a market for our opium to our satisfaction, and might for our money have purchased all sorts of China goods as cheap as we could at Nankin.
The opium and other goods we had on board would make it appear the ship had been at Bengal.