klow sick, klow sickness, noun phrase

Forms:
Also klew sick.
Origin:
South African Dutch
obs., Pathology
klauwziekte.
1789 W. Paterson Narr. of Four Journeys 96Many of our oxen..had caught a disease called Klow sickness, which rages among the horned cattle in the summer, and affects their hoofs so much that they drop off, and numbers of the cattle die.
1839 J. Collett Diary. II. 22 Feb.Cattle nearly well of klew sick many sheep yet cripled.
klauwziekte.
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