an inflammatory swelling or sore.
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How to use blain in a sentence
Und you vos go owid on der blains und catch some counterfeiters, hey?The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
The ashes of the furnace became a small dust in all the land of Egypt, breaking forth with blains upon man and beast.
Besides these, there were the tokens (specially limited in meaning to livid spots on the skin), carbuncles and blains.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
Blains are a kind of diminutive carbuncle, but are not so hard, black, and fiery; sometimes there is a little core in them.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
After "all the cattle" were dead, a boil was sent, breaking forth with blains upon man and beast.A Few Words About the Devil | Charles Bradlaugh
British Dictionary definitions for blain
a blister, blotch, or sore on the skin
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