A case of black measles is reported on board ship and if true we may be in for a siege of it.
Tis the black measles as heve tuk, and Ive seen as bad a case brought through with.
It was called "black measles," and was certainly a most malignant type of the disease.
black measles n.
A severe form of measles characterized by dark, hemorrhagic skin eruptions. Also called hemorrhagic measles.