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blue velvet

noun, Slang.
1.
a mixture of paregoric and Pyribenzamine taken by vein as an illicit drug.
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  • It was in last October; I know it was, because I had just received my winter manteau,—my blue velvet one, with the fur bands.'

    The Bow of Orange Ribbon Amelia E. Barr
  • He would have a dressing-gown, a Basque cap, blue velvet slippers!

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • It was of blue velvet with a silver girdle, with silver embroidery about the throat.

  • He put on long tights of blue wool and a short jacket of blue velvet.

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • Exquisite, exquisite air; sea like an undulating carpet of blue velvet outspread for Aphrodite.

  • Some people would have us believe that diamonds should only be worn with blue velvet.

    Phyllis of Philistia Frank Frankfort Moore
Slang definitions & phrases for blue velvet

blue velvet

noun phrase

A mixture of paregoric with Pyrabenzamine2, an antihistamine, used as an injection (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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