a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, especially in the mouth.
a disease affecting horses’ feet, usually the soles, characterized by a foul-smelling exudate.
a defined area of diseased tissue, especially in woody stems.
something that corrodes, corrupts, destroys, or irritates.
Also called canker rose. British Dialect, dog rose.
to infect with canker.
to corrupt; destroy slowly.
to become infected with or as if with canker.
Miles Tremenhere, Vol 1 of 2 Annette Marie Maillard
Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. Josiah Quincy
Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
Andersonville, Volume 1 John McElroy
Command William McFee
Eventide Effie Afton
Woman in the Nineteenth Century Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 64 No. 396 October 1848 Various
an ulceration, esp of the lips or lining of the oral cavity
a disease of horses in which the horn of the hoofs becomes soft and spongy
an inflammation of the lining of the external ear, esp in dogs and cats, resulting in a discharge and sometimes ulceration
ulceration or abscess of the mouth, eyelids, ears, or cloaca of birds
an open wound in the stem of a tree or shrub, caused by injury or parasites
something evil that spreads and corrupts
to infect or become infected with or as if with canker
resembling canker. causing canker. Historical Examples Lincoln, the Politician T. Aaron Levy Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) George Washington Williams Harper’s New Monthly Magazine Vol. IV, No. 19, Dec 1851 Various He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope Catholic World, […]
noun (informal) a thickened area between the calf and ankle in an overweight person, obscuring where one ends and the other begins
literature, usually in English, written by Canadians or written in or about Canada. noun acronym Canadian Literature
any of various tropical plants of the genus Canna, cultivated for their large, usually brightly colored leaves and showy flowers. Historical Examples The O’Donoghue Charles James Lever The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves The Entail John Galt David Fleming’s Forgiveness Margaret […]