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  • proper n. Alternative name for the Black Death.


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  • While the queen was pleading her cause at the court of Clement VI, a dreadful epidemic, called the Black Plague -- the same that Boccaccio has described so wonderfully -- was ravaging the kingdom of Naples, and indeed the whole of Italy.

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

  • Author Ross takes Brunelleschi's enormous challenges and sets them against a background of bitter rivalry, political intrigue, Black Plague, imprisonment and war, weaving a fascinating tale of against-all-odds achievement.

    Jane Chafin: Brunelleschi's Dome

  • Some of what they did there survived, for instance the Black Plague.

    Men Behind the Sun (1988)

  • The tragicomic point is that these same brigades — perhaps “black holes” that engulf everything, perhaps newly awakened spores of the Black Plague — were actually intended to protect Israel in time of need.

    Israeli Women's Writing in Hebrew: 1948-2004.

  • "Ring Around the Rosie" is a children's nursery rhyme about the Black Plague.

    Leighann Lord: Trust Fund Baby, Future Maybe

  • I have many, many students in my classes who, after reading enough books, and listening to enough people talk about pottery that is ten thousand years old and how the Spanish Inquisition did this and the Black Plague did that eventually throw their hands up and say, okay, I'll stop denying and start thinking.

    Just a Theory

  • Someone told me once that the nursery rhyme was about the Black Plague.


  • But we nobody is going around saying that we shouldn't stop the Black Plague, even though its just bacteria working like they're supposed to.

    Government Fundamentalists, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Even the Black Plague, and the deadly smallpox pandemic in the New World - took decades to spread.

    Swine flu in New York City.

  • Looking back to colonial days for religious precedent is like looking back at the Black Plague for health care reform.

    Tina Dupuy: The Puritans Were Not The Founding Fathers


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