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A small portion of a drug or drugs to be taken orally, usually of roughly cylindrical shape, often coated to prolong dissolution or ease swallowing.
, Benjamin Ellis,
The Medical Formulary
every hour in the apyrexia of intermittent fever, until eight are taken.
: A pill which functions as a contraceptive.
, Jurriaan Plesman,
Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders Through Body and Mind
:Many specialists are requesting that this vitamin be included in all contraceptive pills, as women on
have a tendency to be depressed.
A contemptible, annoying, or unpleasant person.
, Susan Isaacs,
:Instead, I saw a woman in her mid-fifties, who was a real ; while all the others had managed a decent "So pleased," or even a plain "Hello," Ginger just inclined her head, as if she was doing a Queen Mary imitation.
A small piece of any substance, for example a ball of fibres formed on the surface of a textile by rubbing.
, Wally Lamb,
I Know This Much Is True
:One sleeve, threadbare and loaded with what my mother called "sweater
," hung halfway to the floor.
context, archaic, baseball, slang
) A baseball term meaning the ball.
, John Klima,
Pitched Battle: 35 of Baseball's Greatest Duels from the Mound
:Mr. Fisher contributed to the Sox effort when he threw the past second baseman Rath after Felsch hit him a comebacker.
A comical or entertaining person.
) A small inlet or creek of a tidal river, especially one with a landing stage or wharf.
) Of a woven fabric surface, to form small matted balls of fiber.
, Jo Sharp,
Knitted Sweater Style: Inspirations in Color
:During processing, inferior short fibers (which can cause
and itching) are removed to enhance the natural softness of the yarn and to improve its wash-and-wear performance.
To form into the shape of a pill.
is a skill rarely used by modern pharmacists.
To medicate with pills.
herself with all sorts of herbal medicines.
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