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blood sickness, noun phrase

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South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch bloedziekte, see bloodziekte.
obs., Pathology
Any of several diseases affecting the circulatory system in livestock, some being communicable to human beings; bloodziekte.
[1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. I. 151The bloody sickness (blaar or bloodziekte) is a disease of the cattle, in which the veins all over the body are extremely turgid.]
a1867 C.J. Andersson Notes of Trav. (1875) 229Neither have sheep succeeded; those that have been imported from Damaraland, or elsewhere, have for the most part succumbed to a disease designated the ‘blood-sickness’.
Any of several diseases affecting the circulatory system in livestock, some being communicable to human beings; bloodziekte.

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