Lillian the Librarian here again with our Chan Dictionary entries from The Golden Eye, our Monday Night Chat Room Movie (8:00 PM to 10:00 PM [Eastern] and we start our tapes/DVDs at 8:30).
ASSAYER: One who examines metallurgic ore or compounds, for the purpose of determining the amount of any particular metal in the same, especially of gold or silver.
OPIATE: (1) Any of various sedative narcotics containing opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.
(2) A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance having sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives: A natural brain opiate.
(3) Something that dulls the senses and induces relaxation or tupor.
TETANUS: An acute, often fatal disease characterized by spasmodic contraction of voluntary muscles, especially those of the neck and jaw, and caused by the toxin of the bacillus "Clostridium tetani," which typically infects the body through a deep wound. Also called "lockjaw."
(An example of "lockjaw")