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popper

Slang an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant

Popper

Sir Karl. 1902--94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)

Popper

An early Unix POP server, which was written at the University of California at Berkeley.
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Throughout the world, anglers incorporate big poppers to target particular fish.
Researchers linked the visual symptoms associated with poppers to a change in the chemical composition of the legal high.
In a letter to the Home Office, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said in its view poppers do not fall within the scope of the current definition of a psychoactive substance in the legislation.
Labour wants to make poppers exempt from a proposed banned list of substances on the grounds that prohibiting their use could cause harm, particularly in the gay community, by driving the sale of them "underground".
Home Office Minister Mike Penning told the Commons he has offered a "compromise" which will mean poppers are banned but a review will be undertaken to see if it should be overturned.
Speaking in the Commons during the report stage of the Psychoactive Substances Bill, Reigate MP Mr Blunt said: "I use poppers, I out myself as a popper user, and would be directly affected by this legislation.
I use poppers, I'd be directly affected by this legislation.
The committee, though, referred to the conclusion of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) that the misuse of poppers was "not seen to be capable of having harmful effects sufficient to constitute a societal problem".
Popper was far from kind in his assessment of Schelling.
The 54-year-old TV personality said that there was a guy who was staring him when he was using those drugs and then he joked that the guy must be thinking that he was taking poppers.
Another commenter agreed, arguing that poppers are a part of historic gay identities.
Dear parents, please see these images of the damage to the nursery ceiling tiles caused by Party Poppers during the graduation ceremony at one of our nurseries today.