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blue devils

plural noun
low spirits; depression.
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blue devil

noun, Slang.

blue heaven

noun, Slang.
a blue capsule or tablet containing the barbiturate amobarbital or its derivative.
Also called blue angel, blue devil. Unabridged
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blue devils

plural noun
a fit of depression or melancholy
an attack of delirium tremens
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blue devil n.

  1. A blue capsule or tablet containing barbiturate amobarbital or its sodium derivative.

  2. A feeling of depression; despondency.

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blue heaven

blue heaven

n phr,n

A capsule of Amytal2, a type of barbiturate

[1950s+ Narcotics; perhaps fr a 1920s popular song ''My Blue Heaven'']

blue devils


  1. Low spirits; depression: blue devils after giving birth
  2. Delirium tremens
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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