Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spot or an excrescence on a tree. See measles, 3.
- n. An individual Cysticercus cellulosæ, the larval or scoleciform stage of the pork-tapeworm, Tænia solium, producing the disease called measles in swine (but not human measles); hence, any similar larva.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A leper.
- n. (Zoöl.) A tapeworm larva. See 2d measles, 4.
- From Old French mesel ("leprous"), from Latin misellus ("wretched", "unfortunate"), diminutive of miser ("wretched", "sick"). (Wiktionary)
“The use of graphical reports enable the user to easily identify the most frequently occurring defects - these are often regarded as 'measle' charts.”
“I waited for results; NO/Zip/Nada metal in him, rather he looked "sand blasted", measle-like spots on him that didn't even make holes in the uniform.”
“For Urabe Am9 that is 20,000 TCID50, or should it be 1000 TCID50 of the Schwarz measle vaccine virus strain?”
“DOBBS: Well, they ought to talk to them about it, because every one of the governors who hasn't got the sense to do what is best for his or her citizens and do what's best at the same time for national security and the national interest, they're a bunch of just weaselly (ph), measle (ph) - mouthed son of a guns anyway.”
“But i love the idea of the measle map & our kids absolutely love watching their maps grow :”
“Fleur knew how catching the word was; it would run like a measle round the ring, and Birdigal would be no more!”
“Maybe measle spots will be in style now that I'm sporting them.”
“So it befell many years agone there fell upon her a malady; and when she had lain a great while she fell unto a measle, and of no leech she could have no remedy.”
“There was talk of an outbreak of the red measle in Cross Creek, " Lord John remarked, upon my reporting to Jamie the condition of our guest.”
“I've had the measle myself, as a wee lad, and took no harm from it at all.”
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