Usage examples for insecticide

  1. There is a famous remedy for the destruction of fleas manufactured in France, entitled " La Poudre Insecticide which, although perfectly harmless to the human economy, is utterly destructive to fleas. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. There is no " poudre insecticide for literary vermin- and more's the pity! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  3. The insecticide must be composed of extremely fine particles or must be of such an oily nature that it will readily penetrate such pores. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  4. After that, Mr. Hutton learned with surprise that there was enough arsenicated insecticide in his green- houses to poison an army. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  5. I see the other beetleheads collapse like they had been hit with bulldozers and I know now that insecticide is more dangerous in Subterro than all the radioactivity harnessed up on six planets. – Operation Earthworm by Joe Archibald
  6. He absorbed so much insecticide that his liver incurred massive organic damage. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  7. About a week before we left this camp, the Red Cross sent in some insecticide and we put it all over ourselves and our clothes and blankets. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  8. There is no insecticide that can be used against these canny worms which snugly hide themselves in the plant stalks where not a drop of liquor can reach them. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  9. Tobacco water is certainly a cheap insecticide and will frequently be found quite as efficacious as those that are more costly and troublesome to apply. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  10. Among the articles specially mentioned in such legislation we find candy, vinegar, meat, fertilizers, milk, butter, spices, sugar, cotton seed, formaldehyde, insecticide and general provisions against adulteration, false coloring, the use of colors and preservatives, etc. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  11. He chewed his way laboriously through an extremely dead fish, then through a piece of meat, flabby and cold; then he found a very few lentils, stiff with insecticide beneath a great deal of sauce; finally he savoured some ancient prunes, whose juice smelt of mould and was at the same time aquatic and sepulchral. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  12. Another friend said all diseases come from insects, and I had insects in me, and must take special medicine for them, so I took of Keating's insecticide 730 packets- but got no better. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  13. Constant watchfulness is necessary to see that the eggs which have been deposited and checked in development by the application of this insecticide do not ultimately hatch and start a new generation in the insect box. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  14. He had been working on an apple farm in between terms at university when he was poisoned several times with insecticide from an aerial spray on the whole orchard. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  15. I fear there are fleas- it is called Campagne Defli- and I look forward to tons of insecticide being employed. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang