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pest

  • n  a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
  • n  any epidemic disease with a high death rate
  • n  a persistently annoying person
  • n  any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.
    he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests
    many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides

  • The chemical industry had its day on Capitol Hill last week as its spokesmen testified before a Senate committee that is looking into the problem of pesticide control.
  • It has also become a multicolored pest, appealing mainly to snapshooting tourists and aging lonelyhearts who get solace of a sort from feeding the flocks.
  • But if parents are searching for the perfect teacher, teachers are looking for the ideal parent, a partner but not a pest, engaged but not obsessed, with a sense of perspective and .
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  • Nathan Cayless in The Canberra Times
    He was calling himself the serial pest,Eels captain Nathan Cayless said.
  • Jose Mesa in SportingNews.com
    He's a pest,Phillies reliever Jose Mesa said. "He makes contact and he hits pitches you don't expect a hitter to hit."
  • Sam Farr in San Jose Mercury News
    The bottom line for eradicating this pest has always been safety,Farr said. "The public was never convinced that spraying was safe. ...... CDFA was correct to recognize that aerial application was becoming a distraction. A shift in...

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