Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affected with measles or larval tapeworms; measly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Infected or spotted with measles, as pork.

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  • adjective Infected or spotted with measles.

Etymologies

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measle +‎ -ed

Examples

  • Butler (Hudibras, Part I, Canto II, l. 688) has: "As e'er in measled pork was hatched."

    Miscellany Poems, on Several Occasions

  • Block after block, high-rise and low-on the front, side, and back-the buildings are smallpoxed, measled, and acned with bullet strikes.

    Shedding Light on Lebanon

  • Block after block, high-rise and low-on the front, side, and back-the buildings are smallpoxed, measled, and acned with bullet strikes.

    Shedding Light on Lebanon

  • Block after block, high-rise and low-on the front, side, and back-the buildings are smallpoxed, measled, and acned with bullet strikes.

    Shedding Light on Lebanon

  • "I think we're getting vid," Percivale said, and that image went off, replaced with another, in all the flare of strange colors and shapes that drifted where there ought to be stars, in between blackness measled with red spots like dapples that might be stars or just the cameras trying to pick up something that made no sense.

    Port Eternity

  • All around us the screens showed the old images, the unrefined images, just the glare and the light, the slow creep of measled red and black shading off to purples and greens.

    Port Eternity

  • It was dark too, like spiderweb in silhouette, twisted wreckage at its heart with its filament guts hanging out into the red measled void.

    Port Eternity

  • Vid came on, all measled red and glare, shading off to greens and purples where some object was.

    Port Eternity

  • The wounds I had thought to have seen, holes in the ships themselves through which the light bled ... some of those were not: some of those holes had been the arch of those tubes, against the chaos-stuff that was measled black in the still picture.

    Port Eternity

  • He told them in prose and verse -- prose which was measled with 'Oh's,' and

    Despair's Last Journey

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