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pill

1. and the pill n. a birth control pill. (Always with the in this sense.) The pill has really changed my life.
2. n. a tobacco cigarette; a marijuana cigarette. I’ll trade you a pill for a match.
3. n. a drug in capsule form. The doctor prescribed these pills.
4. n. a football. Fred kicked the pill through the goal and won the game.
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Your scholars must have to take a lot of pills," remarked Dorothy, thoughtfully.
I believe the students would rather take the pills than study, and certainly the pills are a more effective method.
What would Sonya have done without the glad consciousness that she had not undressed during the first three nights, in order to be ready to carry out all the doctor's injunctions with precision, and that she still kept awake at night so as not to miss the proper time when the slightly harmful pills in the little gilt box had to be administered?
In spite of the many pills she swallowed and the drops and powders out of the little bottles and boxes of which Madame Schoss who was fond of such things made a large collection, and in spite of being deprived of the country life to which she was accustomed, youth prevailed.
exclaimed the Tin Woodman; "and since the powder proved a success we ought to have confidence in the pills.
Then the pills are of no use to us," wailed the Pumpkinhead; "and this fact overwhelms me with grief.
I will now cut one of these pills in two," said Holmes, and drawing his penknife he suited the action to the word.
The very pills which I suspected in the case of Drebber are actually found after the death of Stangerson.
She spoke of school, and of the automobile, and of how her head ached; but very soon her voice trailed into silence under the blessed influence of the little white pills she had swallowed.
Well, ma'am, I'm willing to give her a pill, if you think best.
He had been made to accept Saunders McNitre, Luke Waters, Giles Jowls, Podgers' Pills, Rodgers' Pills, Pokey's Elixir, every one of her Ladyship's remedies spiritual or temporal.
Mr Twemlow returning to his sofa, lays down his aching head on its slippery little horsehair bolster, with a strong internal conviction that a painful interview is not the kind of thing to be taken after the dinner pills which are so highly salutary in connexion with the pleasures of the table.
To whom, while sickly with the fancy of an insoluble pill sticking in his gullet, and also with the sensation of a deposit of warm gum languidly wandering within him a little lower down, a servant enters with the announcement that a lady wishes to speak with him.
The casket passed around the table, but it was more to examine the admirable emerald than to see the pills that it passed from hand to hand.
If you are ever asked about it," he said, in a confidential whisper, "the name is Wragge, and the Pill is to be had in neat boxes, price thirteen pence half-penny, government stamp included.