Blue-devils



low spirits; depression.
delirium tremens.
blue heaven.
a blue capsule or tablet containing the barbiturate amobarbital or its derivative.
Historical Examples

The Christian Hall Caine
A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
Jo’s Boys Louisa May Alcott
The House by the Church-Yard J. Sheridan Le Fanu
News from Nowhere William Morris
The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I Susanna Moodie

plural noun
a fit of depression or melancholy
an attack of delirium tremens
noun

Low spirits; depression: blue devils after giving birth
Delirium tremens

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