bubonic bubonic  /bju ˈbɑ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or evidencing buboes

Usage(s):

  1. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are forms of the same disease.
  2. In the Thirty Years' War, an estimated 8,000,000 Germans were wiped out by flea-borne bubonic plague and louse-borne typhus fever.
  3. Modern inoculations against bubonic plague cut down its mortality rate; scientific rat hunts and sanitary measures can prevent its spread.

News

  1. Carr: Testimony reveals lengthy rat trail

    Pay no attention to that cheese on his breath, or his long tail, or his feral teeth, or the fact that he tests positive for the Bubonic plague. Whitey Bulger is not a rat. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it. But after yesterday’s testimony in his federal murder trial here, surely it would be a more believable story for Whitey to claim that he was in fact a lousy rat, the worst kind of rat ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Testimony reveals lengthy rat trail

    Pay no attention to that cheese on his breath, or his long tail, or his feral teeth, or the fact that he tests positive for the Bubonic plague. Whitey Bulger is not a rat. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it. But after yesterday’s testimony in his federal murder trial here, surely it would be a more believable story for Whitey to claim that he was in fact a lousy rat, the worst kind of rat ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "I can't believe that we've won the game by 39-12 and we still haven't won the penalty count," Smith said. "We were all over them [Souths] like a rash, a bubonic plague-type rash. It's unbelievable. From my point of view, we got no favours...
    on Jul 27, 2008 By: Brian Smith Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "Not only does Congress have an approval rating below bubonic plague and head lice, I saw a recent poll that as many as 40 percent of people still believe that Congress is in Republican hands," says Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R) of Texas. "I wish...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Jeb Hensarling Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "They think there is this Northern European gene pool that somehow survived the bubonic fleas," said Mr. Mann, who traces his ancestry to the British Isles.
    on Jun 4, 2006 By: Barry Mann Source: WFAA

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