rabies

Part of speech: noun

An extremely fatal infectious disease, occurring among members of the canine family, communicable to man and other animals by inoculation, as by the bite of a rabid animal; popularly called hydrophobia.

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Usage examples "rabies":

  1. Finding Lord Vincent so disposed to the biting mood, I immediately directed his rabies towards Mr. Aberton, for whom I had a most inexpressible contempt. - "Pelham, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009.
  2. While walking the London Hospitals, upwards of forty years ago, I received an invitation from Mr Youatt to attend a lecture on rabies- dog- madness. - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
  3. This dachshund is In one foot crippled, rabies from his sires Lies dormant in him, in a day of heat Froth from his mouth will break, his eyes will roll Like buttons made of pearl with glints of green. - "Domesday Book", Edgar Lee Masters.