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- noun a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
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However, in checking his list against mine, I found a number of words on mine that had eluded him, namely: catan (or cattan) matsucoccus gaimusho mishima gyakura rotenone ikehana sami kabure shoka kanagugui torafugu koku yatobyo machi yeki maru yukon marumi After studying Cannon's list carefully, I concluded that his title was somewhat misleading.