from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A certain disease to which cattle are subject. Also called
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This disease -- otherwise known as wood-evil, or moor-ill -- arises from eating the buds of oak, young ash, and other trees, which are of a very highly stimulating or irritating character.
Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure
Jock Howden died o 'the very same disorder Elshie pretended to cure him of, about the fa' o 'the leaf; and though he helped Lambside's cow weel out o' the moor-ill, yet the louping-ill's been sairer amang his sheep than ony season before.
o 'the moor-ill, yet the louping-ill's been sairer amane; his sheep than ony season before.