Origin of cankerous
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A block from Riverside drive and two from Fifth Avenue—extending continually, like a cankerous wound.Crimes of Charity
He determined—in the Paris way—to put an end to his cankerous hope, and to his life—together.
Its cankerous breath had not blown upon her soul and blighted it; the worm had not eaten into her heart and hardened it.
Like a cankerous malady its venom has touched almost every side of American life.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)
George Washington Williams
But when the consciousness of possession became marred by a cankerous doubt, such rumours were very important.He Knew He Was Right
- having cankers
- infectious; corrupting
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