from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An acute contagious febrile disease of sheep, accompanied by an eruption closely resembling that of smallpox; variola ovina.


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  • Having been in correspondence with Paget lately on another subject, I mentioned to him an analogy which has struck me much, now that we know that sheep-pox is fungoid; and this analogy pleased him.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • At another time, also, at the school at Lyons, a sheep died of the regular sheep-pox.

    The Dog

  • No effect was produced on the dog, but the sheep died of confluent sheep-pox.

    The Dog


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