American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A contagious, usually fatal disease of horses and other equine species, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and symptomized by swollen lymph nodes, nasal discharge, and ulcers of the respiratory tract and skin. The disease is communicable to other mammals, including humans.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of equinia characterized by a severe affection of the mucous membrane of the nose and by a profuse discharge from it. See equinia.
- n. An infectious disease of horses, mules and donkeys caused by the bacterium Burkholderia, one species of which may be transmitted to humans.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Far.) A highly contagious and very destructive disease of horses, asses, mules, etc., characterized by a constant discharge of sticky matter from the nose, and an enlargement and induration of the glands beneath and within the lower jaw. It may transmitted to dogs, goats, sheep, and to human beings.
- n. a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
- Middle English glaundres, from Old French glandres, glandular swelling, pl. of glandre, gland; see gland1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term glanders applies to the disease in both forms, while the term farcy is limited to the visible appearance of external trouble only; but in the latter case internal lesions always exist, although they may not be evident.”
“With the exception of the rare disease known as glanders, the horse is not believed to be directly responsible for any of the maladies from which the human being suffers, but it is well established that fully”
“Public watering troughs and the feed boxes of boarding stables and the tavern stables of market towns are among the most common recipients for the virus of glanders, which is most dangerous in its fresh state, but cases have been known to be caused by feeding animals in the box or stall in which glandered animals had stood several months before.”
“And it has been shown to be true of some of the most destructive diseases which infect animals, such diseases as the sheep pox, such diseases as that most terrible and destructive disorder of horses, glanders, that in these, also, the active power is the living solid particle, and that the inert part is the fluid.”
“Ebola/marburg ergotism erysipelas glanders influenza influenza complicated by Guillian Barre syndrome or toxic shock syndrome”
“During the past few months the city papers have referred to St. Vincent as the leprosy town, Hallock was referred to as the pauper district; we have been advertised as the refuge of tramps and quarantined on account of glanders*; but last of all and worst of all Bro, W-- --- has commenced pelting us with poetry, and SUCH poetry!”
“Don't go giving me some kinda awful cow disease like anthrax or glanders or aftosa....”
“The spread of shame on her face was such, when she saw her own misunderstanding, that I was ashamed to look at her; and occupied myself with drawing all the risk of glanders forth from the white limb, hanging helpless now, and left entirely to my will.”
“Going into the inn-yard I had a great deal of learned discourse with an old ostler about the glanders in horses.”
“Probably no more'n a newt with glanders, but straightaway you lot bawl 'Dragon!' and off for help you run.”
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