glue-sniffing


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glue-sniffing

n
(Sociology) the practice of inhaling the fumes of certain types of glue to produce intoxicating or hallucinatory effects
ˈglue-ˌsniffer n
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glue-sniffing

[ˈgluːˌsnɪfɪŋ] nlo sniffare m (colla)
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The man was an addict who sent the boys to beg on the streets of Manila, which is where they were introduced to glue-sniffing.
The problem of glue-sniffing among youngsters in Paisley was raised in the House of Commons by local MP John Robertson.
In the 1980s, we had a glue-sniffing epidemic, when thousands of unemployed young people with little to occupy their time got high on solvents.
The two lovers were accompanied by glue-sniffing street children when they marched to Gikomba to celebrate the newly wed.
My generation were the glue-sniffing generation, not drug-taking.
Experts reckon glue-sniffing is a bigger killer of teenagers than hard drugs.
The director confessed he almost pulled off a coup by reuniting Llyr with his real life sibling and fellow Twin Towner Rhys Ifans, the pair having originally burned up the screen as the glue-sniffing, car-stealing Lewis brothers.
If Kyle hauled a senior politician or member of the monarchy on stage and barked "Come on, admit it - you're a glue-sniffing gambling addict who slept with your brother-inlaw's wife while he was undergoing open-heart surgery", I'd sit up and take notice.
Following a newspaper for children edited by formidable acid-tongued editor Lynda ("Again, less stupid," she said batting away one of her reporters' efforts - Julia Sawalha, never better), it refused to talk down to kids and tackled heavy subjects like child abuse, glue-sniffing and guns without preaching.
Incidentally, if Celtic were gearing up to play a big team like Barcelona in the Champions League Final at Wembley (I really must stop this glue-sniffing malarkey) I bet the Hoops would demand a 50-50 ticket allocation.