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noun (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
  1. inflammation and swelling of the submaxillary gland in horses.
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Origin of vives

1515–25; earlier avives < Middle French < Spanish adibas < Arabic al-dhi’bah literally, the she-wolf
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Historical Examples of vives

  • Vives and Pez de Castro were not alone in their concept of history.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • This particular treatise of Vives was a great favourite with our ancestors.

  • On these kinds of devils, see the note of Vives in loc., or Lecky's Hist.

    The City of God, Volume II

    Aurelius Augustine

  • Vives supposes it may have found place in Cicero's book, De Fato.

    The City of God, Volume I

    Aurelius Augustine

  • And as a suitor I tell you I can schnorr enough to keep two vives.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill