In medicine it is employed as an aperient, and is one of the safest and most innocuous known.
I disagree with Nick here, the 1st foul looked innocuous, the second barely worth a booking.
The innocuous statement caused a couple of raised eyebrows.
Why did I react the way I did to a relatively innocuous creature?
Although this idea had often been expressed by others, and by Seward himself in his speech of 1848, yet he was severely criticized, and four days later he sought to render this statement innocuous also.
They feed on fish, frogs and other aquatic animals, and are innocuous and viviparous.
There is one possible exception, however, to the innocuous nature of the poison and this is supplied by the species of the genus Lathrodectus, one of the Theridiidae.
But flies of the drone-fly kind cannot sting, and, so far as is known, are perfectly innocuous and edible.
It wouldn't be his world, not if he found the seemingly innocuous token his masters sent him to find.
Innocuous little question: "You do have a working phone line, don't you?"
Partial albinism in this case was undoubtedly correlated with some inherent constitutional defect, in virtue of which the individuals characterized by it were injuriously affected by the juices of a plant quite innocuous to their pigmented brethren.
It was likely that the disease in cattle would prove similarly innocuous.
Putting aside the innocuous title, the United States was now fully in the business of covert political operations.
Speedferries will, in addition, have an absolute discretion to jettison, land, destroy or render innocuous any goods such as those described above.
In a great majority of cases, however, it is comparatively innocuous to human beings, despite legends to the contrary that have arisen in connexion with certain species like the tarantula.
Poisonous as well as innocuous snakes are represented in this category.
Others are much less inclined to avoid collision with man than innocuous kinds.
It is clear that acetylene, if it is to be used on a large scale as a domestic illuminant, must undergo such processes of purification as will render it harmless and innocuous to health and property, and the sooner it is recognized as absolutely essential to purify acetylene before consuming it the sooner will the gas acquire the popularity it deserves.
In tropical America the genus Elaps, which is both poisonous and warningly coloured, is a model for several innocuous snakes.
Considering, however, the numbers of venomous and innocuous snakes that occur in most tropical countries, it might be supposed that mimicry in this order of reptiles would be of commoner occurrence than appears to be the case.
So close indeed is the similarity that many monkeys, apes and human beings have an apparently instinctive fear of all snakes and do not discriminate between poisonous and non-poisonous forms. Hence it may be that innocuous snakes are in many instances sufficiently protected by their likeness in shape to poisonous species that close and exact resemblance in colour to particular species is superfluous.
The muscle recovers on being allowed to rest unstimulated for a while, and more quickly on being washed with an innocuous but nonnutritious solution, such as 6%, NaC1 in water.
The washing seems to remove excreta of the muscle's own production, and the period of repose removes them perhaps by diffusion, perhaps by breaking them down into innocuous material.
It was innocuous enough, like a good job for someone looking for an easy way to spend a few months.
On the second match point against him, the demoralized American fired a long forehand from a fairly innocuous blocked return of service.
One tiny percent sounds so innocuous, whereas $1 billion is a colossal sum.
You should note the apparently innocuous use of "popular scientists."
Cysticercus cellulosae may be comparatively innocuous in a muscle or subcutaneous tissue, but most hurtful in the eye or brain.
Boulenger's phylogenetic system stands as follows: Viperidae Uropeltidae C. Opisthoglypha C. Proteroglypha Amblycephalidae mandible to the aglyphous or innocuous Colubridae, whence further differentiation in three new lines has taken place, - (i) the harmless Amblycephalidae as a side-issue, (2) the very poisonous proteroglyphous Elapidae, (3) the moderately or incipiently poisonous Opisthoglypha, out of some of which seem to have arisen the venomous Viperidae.