from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Disease of the grape-vine, especially that due to the phylloxera. See grape-mildew, grape-rot, and cut under Phylloxera.
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It is just the same with the vine -- propagated too long by layers or cuttings, its health has failed entirely, and it can no longer resist the ravages of the phylloxera or the slow attacks of the vine-disease fungus.
His view is confirmed by some French and German investigators, one of whom, Dr. Delasiauve, has said that in the village of Careme, whose riches were in its vineyards, ten years 'comparative sobriety, enforced by vine-disease, had a sensible effect in diminishing the cases of idiocy.
The _Malvasia_ is rarely cultivated, as it suffered inordinately from the vine-disease.
Half-a-dozen boats, some of them neat little feluccas with three masts, are drawn up on the beach: there is not much fishing; the vine-disease has raged, and the staple export consists of maize in some quantities; of _cantaria, _
It received two heavy blows -- in 1852 the vine-disease; and, since that time, a gradual decline of reputation as a sanatorium.