Usage examples for nitrous
It may, like all other strong potations, it is true, induce you to make a fool of yourself when under its influence; but like the nitrous- oxide gas, its effects are passing, and as the pleasure is an ecstasy for the time, and your constitution none the worse when it is over, I really see no harm in it. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
We have treated them to mouthfuls of moonshine, and draughts of nitrous oxide, which they swallowed with incredible voracity, particularly the females; and we have likewise endeavored to instil into them the precepts of lunar philosophy. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
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