Found 2 items, similar to Cattle plague.
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Definition: cattle plague
n : an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal);
characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of
mucous membranes [syn: rinderpest
English → English
Definition: Cattle plague
, n. [L. plaga a blow, stroke, plague; akin to
Gr. ?, fr. ? to strike; cf. L. plangere to strike, beat. Cf.
1. That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a
calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or
And men blasphemed God for the plague of hail.
The different plague of each calamity. --Shak.
2. (Med.) An acute malignant contagious fever, that often
prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times
visited the large cities of Europe with frightful
mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London
plague. “A plague upon the people fell.”
. See Rinderpest
, Plague spot
, a spot or mark of the plague;
hence, a token of something incurable.
(k[a^]t"t'l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods,
property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods,
property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head,
chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief
part of a man's property. See Capital
, and cf. Chattel
Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including
all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules,
asses, and swine.
, Black cattle
. See under Belted
, a trench under a railroad track and alongside
a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to
prevent cattle from getting upon the track.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of louse infecting
cattle. There are several species. The H[ae]matatopinus eurysternus
and H[ae]matatopinus vituli
species which suck blood; Trichodectes scalaris
, the rinderpest; called also Russian cattle plague
, or Cattle run
, an open space through which
cattle may run or range. [U. S.] --Bartlett.
, an exhibition of domestic animals with prizes
for the encouragement of stock breeding; -- usually
accompanied with the exhibition of other agricultural and
domestic products and of implements.