horse-sickness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An infectious disease of horses, mules, and asses, observed only in South Africa, characterized by extensive serous exudations, and caused by an organism so minute as to pass through the pores of a filter.

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Examples

  • Communism, the Labour Party, the qualities inherent in the off-spring of “Sleeping Dove,” with a dissertation on a horse-sickness in South Africa.

    Swan Song

  • The tsetse would prove a barrier only until its well-defined habitat was known, but the disease passing under the term of horse-sickness

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Instead of the horses being left out on the run night and day, summer and winter, as they used to be in New Zealand, with an occasional feed of oats for a treat, they need to be carefully housed at night and well fed with oaten straw and mealies to give them a chance against the mysterious and fatal "horse-sickness," which kills them in a few hours.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1876

  • I have known instances where hundreds of horses belonging to one man have succumbed in a single season on account of horse-sickness, and their owner regarded the loss as a mere trifle, because he knew that such a catastrophe did not materially affect his position.

    The Boer in Peace and War

  • About four days before his capture he had left his people again for the same purpose, and on this occasion he had fled before the enemy for three days, falling into their hands through the death of his good horse through horse-sickness.

    The Petticoat Commando Boer Women in Secret Service

  • Boschveld on its recovery, until the horse-sickness came.

    On Commando

  • Boschland, where fever and horse-sickness play havoc with man and horse in summer.

    On Commando

  • On March 10 my faithful brown pony Steenbok died of horse-sickness.

    On Commando

  • We then entered the Moot district, dreaded for its terrible horse-sickness, and in the beginning of March we arrived at Tafelkop, to the north-east of

    On Commando

  • My horse was so ill with horse-sickness that it shook under me.

    On Commando

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