pock

Part of speech: noun

A pustule.

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Usage examples "pock":

  1. Farmer Noy was in bed- a pock- marked, lantern- jawed old gaffer of sixty- five; and the most remarkable point about him was the wife he had married two years before- a young slip of a girl but just husband- high. - "I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. I content myself with adding here, that we may expect a very confluent and dangerous Pock, is, at the very Time of seizure, the Patient is immediately attacked with many violent Symptoms; more especially if his Eyes are extremely quick, lively, and even glistening, as it were; if he vomits almost continually; if the Pain of his Loins be violent; and if he suffers at the same Time great Anguish and Inquietude: If in Infants there is great Stupor or Heaviness; if Eruption appears on the third Day, and sometimes even on the second: as the hastier Eruptions in this Disease signify the most dangerous Kind and Degree of it; and on the contrary, the slower Eruption is, it is the safer too; supposing this Slowness of the Eruption not to have been the Consequence of great Weakness, or of some violent inward Pain. - "Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.
  3. But his nephew, a short, thin, pock- marked lad of eighteen, whose black skin and woolly head suggested the idea of a semi- African and ignoble origin, was always drinking; except when he climbed the camel’ s back, and, dozing upon the damp load, forgot his thirst. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.