a form of bubonic plague that spread over Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated quarter of the population.
the Black Death, a form of bubonic plague pandemic in Europe and Asia during the 14th century, when it killed over 50 million people See bubonic plague
A widespread epidemic of bubonic plague that occurred in several outbreaks between 1347 and 1400. It originated in Asia and then swept through Europe, where it killed about a third of the population. See more at bubonic plague.
carbonado1 . black diamonds, coal. noun another name for carbonado2 (usually pl) a figurative expression for coal
carbonado1 . black diamonds, coal. Historical Examples The Emerald City of Oz L. Frank Baum Victory Joseph Conrad The Mystery of The Barranca Herman Whitaker The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson Ned Wilding’s Disappearance Allen Chapman Shandygaff Christopher Morley Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, December 5, 1891 Various To Him That […]
E(dgar) W(atson) 1853–1937, U.S. novelist and editor. Elias, 1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine. Gordon (Gordie) born 1928, Canadian ice-hockey player. Irving, 1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic. Julia Ward, 1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer: author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (wife of Samuel Gridley Howe). Richard (Earl Howe”Black Dick”) 1726–99, […]
deprivation of all food and water as a punishment, often leading to death.
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. noun (vet science) an infectious necrotic hepatitis in sheep and occasionally cattle caused by to toxins produced by infection with species of Clostridial. Secondary to […]