Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pear-blight (which see, under blight).
  • n. See pear-blight, under blight.
  • n. A disease of flax and hops.

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Examples

  • And on the Geneva farm there are Gala apple trees with a gene inserted for fire-blight resistance; they could be ready for growers by 2005.

    An Apple A Day Keeps The Genetic Engineers Busy

  • The _fire-blight_, or _brulure_ in pear-trees can be stopped by cutting off all the blighted branches.

    American Woman's Home

  • The _fire-blight_, or _brûlure_, in pear trees, can be stopped, by cutting off all the blighted branches.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School

  • The hired man skins the tree with the harrow; fire runs through the dry grass; hard winters shatter the vitality, and parts of the tree die; borers enter; rabbits and mice gnaw the bark in winter; loads of fruit and burdens of ice crush the tree; wind storms play mischief; bad pruning leaves long stubs, and rot develops; cankers produce dead ragged wounds; fire-blight destroys the tissue; a poorly formed tree with bad crotches splits easily; grafts fail to take, and long dead ends are left; the tree is injured by pickers; vandals wreak their havoc.

    The Apple-Tree The Open Country Books—No. 1

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