Definition of Knockout drops
1. Noun. Chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious.
Specialized synonyms: Mickey Finn
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
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Literary usage of Knockout drops
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1. General Ordinances of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San by San Francisco (Calif.) (1907)
"No person shall have in his possession, with intent to use for an unlawful purpose, any liquid, drug or substance called or known as "knockout drops ..."
2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"How to Use knockout drops.—The following directions were found on a sneak thief recently arrested : " The one most dangerous is any one affected with heart ..."
3. American Public Health Protection by Henry Bixby Hemenway, Edwin Frederick Bowers, Mary Sewall Gardner (1916)
"... digestive or circulatory apparatus, or an oxygen-starved system with "sleeping powders" or "knockout drops" is not only foolish, but actually criminal. ..."
4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"Everything is orderly. There is no rough talk permitted. No one needs fear knockout drops or that he may get "rolled" before he gets out. ..."
5. A Complete Handbook for the Sanitary Troops of the U.S. Army and Navy and by Charles Field Mason (1917)
"... pain and give stimulants with heat externally and mustard plasters over the abdomen. Chloral is the drug usually employed to make " knockout drops. ..."