from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A disease incident to cattle, especially to calves, characterized by a husky cough, loss of appetite, dry muzzle, coat rough and staring, quickened respiration, the horns hot, but the ears, nose, and legs cold, and the bowels frequently constipated.

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  • noun house


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From Middle English hous, hus, from Old English hūs ("dwelling, shelter, house"), from Proto-Germanic *hūsan, of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots hoose.



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  • house

    interestingly the german for house - Haus - is pronounced as hoose in Swiss German dialect.

    May 8, 2009

  • "Both hoose and fig leaf were the nearest things at hand, to cover a man who was ashamed to be naked." —Enchantment

    May 4, 2010