an acute, usually fatal disease of sheep caused by general intoxication from Clostridium novyi, an anaerobic organism that multiplies in parts of the liver damaged by the common liver fluke.
(vet science) an infectious necrotic hepatitis in sheep and occasionally cattle caused by to toxins produced by infection with species of Clostridial. Secondary to liver fluke infestation, the disease is characterized by sudden death. So-called because of the black discolouration of subcutaneous tissues due to congestion and haemorrhage seen at post-mortem
noun a conventional black vinyl gramophone record as opposed to a compact disc Historical Examples The Fighting Shepherdess Caroline Lockhart The Nigger Of The “Narcissus” Joseph Conrad Tono Bungay H. G. Wells Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison The Black Star Passes John W Campbell The Boy’s Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper Tales of […]
melancholy; despondency; the blues: The black dog is over him. noun (informal) depression or melancholy noun
black dog, the
Sir James (“the Black Douglas”) 1286–1330, Scottish military leader. James, 2nd Earl of, 1358?–88, Scottish military leader. Kirk (Issur Danielovitch Demsky) born 1916, U.S. actor. Lloyd C(assel) [kas-uh l] /ˈkæs əl/ (Show IPA), 1877–1951, U.S. novelist and clergyman. Michael, born 1944, U.S. actor and producer (son of Kirk Douglas). Stephen A(rnold) 1813–61, U.S. political leader […]