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cattle plague

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of cattle plague
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • I do not say, of course, that bad water caused the cattle-plague.

    Health and Education Charles Kingsley
  • In all sixty-eight cattle were injected with cattle-plague gall.

    Bacteria in Daily Life Mrs. Percy Frankland
  • Doubt equally those who pretend to see in cholera, cattle-plague, and bad harvests, evidences of Divine anger.

  • The Sacrifice of an Animal to stay a cattle-plague, pp. 300-327.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer
  • The time was autumn, and it chanced that a cattle-plague was raging in the neighbourhood, which inflicted much loss on the people.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer
  • Do you remember—though you are hardly old enough—the cattle-plague?

    Health and Education Charles Kingsley
  • In the evening we received a visit from eight Tibetans, two of whom had lost all their yaks by a kind of cattle-plague.

  • A horse was never inflicted with smallpox, nor a man with the cattle-plague, nor do sheep suffer from the potato-rot.

    A Winter Amid the Ice Jules Verne
  • Strange to say, this salutary measure had no effect whatever in staying the cattle-plague, and seven years later the sapient Joh.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer
  • Three young bullocks, each having received 20 cubic centimetres of cattle-plague gall, were purposely exposed to severe infection.

    Bacteria in Daily Life Mrs. Percy Frankland
British Dictionary definitions for cattle-plague

cattle plague

noun
1.
another name for rinderpest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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