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red water

a disease of cattle caused by the protozoan Babesia (or Piroplasma) bovis, which destroys the red blood cells, characterized by the passage of red or blackish urine. It is transmitted by tick bites
any of various other animal diseases characterized by haematuria
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  • I can direct you to one, near at hand, who prepares the red water, and knows me well.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Why did you not bid me bring the red water, without saying what it was, and what for?

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Mr. Cole remarks that "red water is most common in cows of weak constitution, a general relaxation, poor blood, &c."

  • Of the red water he had not heard, nor of the black, into which he had unwittingly sailed.

    After London Richard Jefferies
  • Man was made by Tiki, who took red clay, and kneaded it with his own blood, or with the red water of swamps.

  • His heart was found to be white, but rotten, with more than a quart, of red water about it.

  • But no answer came; no sound but the echo of his own voice, and the soft splash of the red water that lapped his feet.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • Shockley looked at the liquor a moment; then he looked at Reynolds, who fronted him gun in one hand and red water in the other.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • The centrifugal force of rotation caused the red water to rise in the tube.

  • One river was milk-white with sulphur precipitate, the other had red water, probably owing to iron deposits.

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