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Cocaine   /koʊkˈeɪn/   Listen

A narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive.  Synonym: cocain.

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"Cocaine" Quotes from Famous Books

... everywhere. Haunting, taunting, staring, glaring, Shadows! I don't care. Once my room I gain Then my life begins. Shut the door on pain; How the Devil grins! Grin with might and main; Grin and grin in vain; Here's where Heav'n begins: Cocaine! Cocaine! ...
— Ballads of a Bohemian • Robert W. Service

... the opium eater and cocaine fiend hanker after the fool paradise these drugs take 'em into, but that's no sign that they ort to ...
— Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife • Marietta Holley

... medicine has been powerfully assisted by the sciences which should rather be termed correlative than subsidiary. Notable among them is chemistry. The isolation of the active principles of medicinal plants—such as morphine, quinine, strychnine, and cocaine—has been a remarkable service rendered by chemistry to medicine. How should we be handicapped if we still had to fight malarial disease with the crude Peruvian bark instead of its chief alkaloid, quinine! And how impracticable ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV • John Lord

... in Zenith, a cocaine-runner and a prostitute were drinking cocktails in Healey Hanson's saloon on Front Street. Since national prohibition was now in force, and since Zenith was notoriously law-abiding, they were compelled ...
— Babbitt • Sinclair Lewis

Words linked to "Cocaine" :   c, coca, nose candy, tornado, hard drug, basuco, blow, coke, crack, snow

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