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Tabloid sterilisers I have found to be effective in an emergency.
Among other things, I gave him a tabloid of quinine and iron twice a day.
James listened attentively to this tabloid tragedy, but made no comment.
He pulled a glass tube from one of his pockets and gave her a tabloid.
Instead he threw himself on the bed and read a tabloid newspaper.
She had an uncanny way of expanding Heppie's tabloid speeches.
That's the tabloid novel—one swallow of water, and it's gone.
For use throw one tabloid into a cup of hot water, wait a minute and a satisfying infusion is the result.
For hours—eating what meager stock of tabloid food with which their vehicle was provisioned—they flew onward.
Her report was really an interesting 'travelogue' of a trip around the world, given in tabloid form.
1884, "small tablet of medicine," trademark name (by Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.) for compressed or concentrated chemicals and drugs, formed from tablet + Greek-derived suffix -oid. By 1898, it was being used figuratively to mean a compressed form or dose of anything, hence tabloid journalism (1901), and newspapers that typified it (1918), so called for having short, condensed news articles and/or for being small in size.
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