sickness, noun

Obsolete. Pathology. The sickness: horse-sickness.
1833 Graham’s Town Jrnl 13 June 2The horses left by Barend’s commando are dead of the sickness.
1844 J. Backhouse Narr. of Visit 156At daybreak, one of our horses exhibited symptoms of a fatal disease, called in this Colony, The Sickness. His eyelids were swollen, and the blood-vessels of his mouth and tongue were in a state of congestion.
The sickness: horse-sickness.

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