Origin of cankerous
Examples from the Web for cankerous
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
A block from Riverside drive and two from Fifth Avenue—extending continually, like a cankerous wound.Crimes of Charity|Konrad Bercovici
He determined—in the Paris way—to put an end to his cankerous hope, and to his life—together.
But when the consciousness of possession became marred by a cankerous doubt, such rumours were very important.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope