blind staggers love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. See stagger.

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  • n. a disease of the central nervous system affecting especially horses and cattle; characterized by an unsteady swaying gait and frequent falling

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  • "Landon Carter had better luck when he gave his cow 'with the blind staggers' three doses of warm beer with rattlesnake root, after which the cow 'got pretty well and feeds about as usual.'"
    —Sarah Hand Meacham, Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 15

    June 9, 2010