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red nose

Veterinary Pathology, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis.

infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

[rahy-noh-trey-kee-ahy-tis] /ˌraɪ noʊˌtreɪ kiˈaɪ tɪs/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
an infectious disease of cattle, characterized by inflammation and congestion of the respiratory passages and caused by a herpes virus.
Abbreviation: IBR.
Also called red nose.
Origin of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "red nose Mike will be ready at half-past four this afternoon," Henny said.

    The Chickens of Fowl Farm Lena E. Barksdale
  • But, I will comfort you by saying, nobody will want to marry you with that red nose.

    Yr Ynys Unyg Julia de Winton
  • A spare man, past middle age, with a red nose and an unmistakable wig on his head.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Mr Jones was a meek man, with a red nose and a humble aspect.

    Freaks on the Fells R.M. Ballantyne
  • Comus has discarded his mantle and donned a red nose, a split-up-the-back waistcoat, and a pair of clap-sticks.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • He old mans, much fat, with red nose and--how you call--gout.

  • Little round eyes an' red nose an' white whiskers, an' heard the sleigh bells, an' oh, my!

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • He has a red nose that is rather striking and suggests expense.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • He was a gaunt man with a red nose, long but scanty black locks covered by a smoking-cap, and a luxuriant black moustache.

  • I have thought of one just suited to your red nose—Toby; Toby Fill-pot, eh!

    On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston

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