What does the word cancer mean?

Usage examples for cancer

  1. You may not be a dancer; Or your voice may have a cancer, And as a singer you may be an awful frost. – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  2. No form of light or other vibration I could devise, seemed to hurt them- unless I used a vibration harmful, even fatal, to the blood- contents itself: I killed the cancer- in the words of you news- gatherers- but I also killed the patient. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  3. There are now more English soldiers on the other side of the tropic of Cancer in time of peace than Cromwell had under his command in time of war. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay