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- n. house
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease incident to cattle, especially to calves, characterized by a husky cough, loss of appetite, dry muzzle, coat rough and staring, quickened respiration, the horns hot, but the ears, nose, and legs cold, and the bowels frequently constipated.
From Middle English hous, hus, from Old English hūs ("dwelling, shelter, house"), from Proto-Germanic *hūsan, of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots hoose. (Wiktionary)