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blind staggers

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
stagger (def 13).
Informal. a condition of staggering and dizziness, especially as the result of drunkenness.
Origin of blind staggers
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Don't you know enough of a horse to know he couldn't kick with blind staggers?

    Tom Grogan F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He scrambled from the table and pranced about the room like a horse with blind staggers.

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales Robert L. Taylor
  • Whoever fust runs acrost this job will have blind staggers, don't you forgit thet!

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
  • He can't trot up-hill, for he's broken-winded, and if you hurry him on the level he mostly has a fit of blind staggers.

  • Ashton whirled round and round, like a horse with the blind staggers, then bolted down the aisle, knocking aside men and women.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • I should have attended to the water before, but have had several cases of blind staggers in my barn, which has kept me busy.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun George W. Peck
  • I got up to go; but when I rose, I reeled about like a cow with the blind staggers, or a fellow who had taken too many "horns."

  • He was a good doctor for horses and blind staggers, but he was out of his sphere when he strove to fool with the human frame.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • That visit to the Morgue was enough to give anybody the blind staggers.

  • Had the exercises continued much longer I would have had a spell of something, probably the blind staggers.

    Biltmore Oswald J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for blind staggers

blind staggers

(functioning as sing) (vet science) another name for staggers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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