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(vet science) an infectious disease of sheep and sometimes goats and cattle, characterized by scabby pustular lesions on the muzzle and lips; caused by a paramyxovirus Technical name contagious pustular dermatitis Also called (Austral) scabby mouth
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  • But I've 'eard she's very common in her tork, and that—orf the styge.

    Voces Populi F. Anstey
  • She'd have give me the skin orf her back if she could 'ave took it orf.

    The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley
  • Well, we just come to tell you that the strike's orf, because we've struck.

    Mrs. Bindle Hebert Jenkins
  • Naturally I got to make 'em talk and tootle a bit to show 'em orf.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • An orf'cer can't do anythin' to a time-expired savin' confinin' him to barricks.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • I 'ad to go in the end though—the M.O. didn't 'alf give me a tellin' orf.

    Combed Out Fritz August Voigt
  • I was enthreated to exchange, an' my Commandin' orf'cer pled wid me.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • When the guns was roarin' the talk was all for no more o' them glorious weeds-style an' luxury was orf.

  • Then you can jest do what ye darn please; the 'ole three of us 'll be orf dooty together.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • Soon as the sun peeps out and the doo dries up, I'm orf to Yarmouth.

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Norfolk [VA] International Airport
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