vet science an infectious disease of sheep and sometimes goats and cattle, characterized by scabby pustular lesions on the muzzle and lips; caused by a paramyxovirusTechnical name: contagious pustular dermatitis Also called: (Austral) scabby mouth

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    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley

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    The War in the Air

    Herbert George Wells

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    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins

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    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins