Blue Velvet

The ‘street’ name for an IV drug of abuse, said to produce euphoria and excitement, consisting of paregoric—elixir terpin hydrate—with codeine, and PBZ (pyribenzamine) or tripelennamine, a weak heroin substitute, triphenamine-HCl, mixed with talc
Adverse effects Depression, tachycardia, systolic murmur, rales, hepatomegaly with centrilobular hepatic necrosis, sudden death
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A Mexican dragoon, for instance, is represented as arrayed in a round blue jacket, with red cuffs and collar; blue velvet breeches, unbuttoned at the knees to show his white stockings; bottinas of deer skin; a round-crowned Andalusian hat, and his hair cued.
The suggestion of this headdress, which gave her what was then called a "Josephine look," was carried out in the cut of the dark blue velvet gown rather theatrically caught up under her bosom by a girdle with a large old-fashioned clasp.
147] They wore, besides their ribbons of blue moire, the silver dove on the shoulder, and the long mantle of sombre blue velvet lined with yellow satin.
It is one of those little blue velvet ones that are all the rage, with gold cord and tassels.
His lady was dressed in blue velvet, all trimmed with swan's down.
Over a species of altar, and beneath a canopy of blue velvet, surmounted by white and red plumes, was a full-length portrait of Anne of Austria, so perfect in its resemblance that D'Artagnan uttered a cry of surprise on beholding it.
On the opposite side two cavaliers, one covered with a gilt cuirass, the other wearing simply a buff doublet, from which fell the sleeves of a vest of blue velvet, charged in front.
They both had necklaces and bracelets, ear-rings and brooches; but Polly had no ornament, except the plain locket on a bit of blue velvet.
They looked very well in their simple suits, Meg's in silvery drab, with a blue velvet snood, lace frills, and the pearl pin.
He was a middle-aged and really handsome man, with a wig flowing down upon his shoulders; his coat was of blue velvet, with lace on the borders and at the button-holes; and the firelight glistened on the spacious breadth of his waistcoat, which was flowered all over with gold.
Set off by the floor to ceiling blue velvet curtain, the salon sits on the mezzanine level of the store and is complimented by mahogany accents throughout.
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