poll evil

[ pohl ]
/ poʊl /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

an acute swelling on the top of the head of a horse originating in an inflamed bursa that underlies the great neck ligament there.

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Origin of poll evil

First recorded in 1600–10
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Example sentences from the Web for poll evil

  • On these accounts, a seton passing through the base of the ulcer in poll-evil and fistulous withers is so beneficial.

    Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
  • Now comes a horse that represents a collection of ringbones, and glanders, and poll-evil.

    The Battle of Principles|Newell Dwight Hillis