Usage examples for antiseptic

  1. Kept in alcohol or other antiseptic fluid, they almost invariably lose much of their normal appearance, and many of the important characteristics, especially of color, are obscured or lost. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  2. He will be filled with joy at the thought that he is about to die for the good of the race- to 'make way' for the beautiful young breed of men and women who, in simple, artistic, antiseptic garments, are disporting themselves so gladly on this day of days. – A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
  3. You see, tobacco is antiseptic. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  4. Why should the hospital monopolize the materials for antiseptic work? – The Cost of Shelter by Ellen H. Richards
  5. The antiseptic air that I drew into my lungs was beginning to seem inadequate, I felt slippery all over, and there was a cottony taste in my mouth. – Attrition by Jim Wannamaker
  6. Who can conceive such a silly idea as that a prey really dead, a corpse preserved from putrefaction by an antiseptic, could contain what is perhaps the most delicate work of life, the development of the grub into the perfect insect? – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  7. Strange as it may seem at first sight, the desire for direct and legitimate profit in a newspaper is an antiseptic and prevents corruption. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  8. He's sayin' to himsilf: 'Ye're a hollow sham composed akelly iv impaired organs an' antiseptic gauze. – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  9. Remember, it is always the empty desert and the empty sky that cast their spell over them- these, and the hot, strong, antiseptic sunlight which burns up all rot and decay. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  10. But if they were willing to take the risk- and antiseptic surgery had made such huge strides in these days that the risk was a mere nothing.... – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  11. An antiseptic bandage should always be at hand for immediate use in case of accident in these low latitudes, where the atmosphere is charged with poisonous microbes watching a chance to do mischief; an open wound is just what they seek, and they rush in myriads to infect any such spot. – The Pearl of India by Maturin M. Ballou
  12. It was very lucky, he thought, she hadn't had his eye out, and it might be as well to go round to the apothecary's and get some vaseline, some antiseptic treatment, for nails are poisonous, he added, and his eyes going round the room caught sight of his clothes in disorder. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  13. To do justice to this particular phase of the question of Prohibition- a principle so dangerous and " monstrous" that there is " no violation of liberty which it would not justify"- it is necessary to be courageous, honest, unafraid, and not " soaked to the pulp in the pseudo- puritanical, moral antiseptic bath of conventional prejudices." – The Menace of Prohibition by Lulu Wightman
  14. David was distressed, but he searched about until he found an old battered pail in which to prepare his antiseptic, and busied himself in replenishing the fire and boiling the water; all the time his every move was watched by the hound and the pathetic blue eyes of his master. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  15. Thanks to Antiseptic Surgery, that younger daughter of Science and Genius, as some smart fellow puts it in the National Review." – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  16. When pus is present it must, of course, be given exit, and an antiseptic solution applied to the wound. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  17. It provided perhaps a general antiseptic, which was often needed by the passionate gropings of Hellenistic religion, in the stage which I call the Failure of Nerve. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  18. Now the former, he felt, would be antiseptic, and a great improvement upon the unhealthy contrivance designed by the sculptors of a past generation to do honour to the first baronet at the expense of his fellow- creatures who have malefited to a horrible extent by the proceedings of our forefathers in regard to the disposal of their mortal remains; but this architect wisely decided that the coal- cellar idea would be repugnant to the builder; so he fell back upon the other. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  19. With the pus thus given exit, and an antiseptic dressing regularly applied, the case sometimes ends in rapid resolution. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks