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cattle plague

noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. rinderpest.
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Origin of cattle plague

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for cattle plague

Historical Examples

  • In all sixty-eight cattle were injected with cattle-plague gall.

    Bacteria in Daily Life

    Mrs. Percy Frankland

  • The Sacrifice of an Animal to stay a Cattle-plague, pp. 300-327.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.

    Sir James George Frazer

  • I do not say, of course, that bad water caused the cattle-plague.

    Health and Education

    Charles Kingsley

  • Do you remember—though you are hardly old enough—the cattle-plague?

    Health and Education

    Charles Kingsley

  • In the evening we received a visit from eight Tibetans, two of whom had lost all their yaks by a kind of cattle-plague.

British Dictionary definitions for cattle plague

cattle plague

  1. another name for rinderpest
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