The pocks are always much fewer than even in mild small-pox, sometimes even not more than twenty.
As soon as the pocks appear, rubbing must be avoided till the scabs are entirely gone.
Shee replied, saying, thou mayest thank God thou art leane; for they feare thou hast the pocks: otherwise they would eate thee.
Ye wad steal the pocks frae an auld wife, and syne speir where she got them.
In the center of the screen was a large disk thickly marked with pocks.
The pocks in such cases are merely filled with blood instead of with pus or sero-pus.
The infection is most active during the formation and duration of the pocks.
In some of these instances the pocks appear in clusters of successive formation, looking not unlike patches of zoster.
Some had abundance of purple petechiae among the pocks, the latter also being livid.
Then the scabs rapidly fall off, and even the pocks soon disappear, the skin recovering its normal colour and freshness.
Old English pocc "pustule, blister, ulcer," from Proto-Germanic *puh(h)- "to swell up, blow up" (cf. Middle Dutch pocke, Dutch pok, East Frisian pok, Low German poche, dialectal German Pfoche), from PIE root *beu- "to swell, to blow" (see bull (n.2)). Middle French pocque is from Germanic. The plural form, Middle English pokkes, is the source of pox, which since early 14c. has been used in the sense "disease characterized by pocks."
"to disfigure with pits or pocks," 1841. Related: Pocked; pocking.
The characteristic pustular cutaneous lesion of smallpox.