blue pill

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blue pill (plural blue pills)

  1. blue mass
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 3, in Vanity Fair[1]:
      He scarcely knew a single soul in the metropolis: and were it not for his doctor, and the society of his blue-pill, and his liver complaint, he must have died of loneliness.
    • 1909, Lucy Maud Montgomery, chapter 27, in Anne of Avonlea[2]:
      " [] I'm getting old and it doesn't agree with me. I know I'll be fearfully cranky by the time I'm sixty. But perhaps all I need is a course of blue pills."

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