blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.
Briefly, blister rust is an Asian fungus introduced from Europe to America around 1900.
I ended up developing a blister on one of my vocal cords, so that kinda sucked.
You would like to have had my poor little face one blister with the glare of sun and sea.
Do not place the spit too near the fire, lest the skin should burn and blister.
She c'd say things that 'd jes' raise a blister like pizen ivy.
If I have a sore throat, it would be useless to blister you for it: that is his idea.
Miss Elting removed the girl's shoe from that foot and treated the blister.
His face was yellowing again, under the blister of sun and alkali.
When leeches did not abate a stitch in the side, he had recourse to a blister, whose action affected the kidneys.
c.1300, perhaps via Old French blestre "blister, lump, bump," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse blastr "a blowing," dative blæstri "swelling"), or from Middle Dutch blyster "swelling;" perhaps from PIE *bhlei- "to blow, swell," extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell;" see bole.
"to become covered in blisters," late 15c.; "to raise blisters on," 1540s, from blister (n.). Related: Blistered; blistering.
blister blis·ter (blĭs'tər)
A local swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning, infection, or irritation.