Typhoid Mary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Typhoid Mary United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
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Usage

In literature:

Makes me sort of a male Typhoid Mary, doesn't it?
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
We're so many Typhoid Marys, potential carriers of something worse than any disease.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
When they had driven three or four miles Mary asked the doctor if there was any typhoid fever in the house they were approaching.
"The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife" by Ellen M. Firebaugh
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In news:

Eithne McGuiness in " Typhoid Mary".
Indian Lake, NY, Sep 04, 2009 — A hundred years ago, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, on suspicion of carrying typhoid fever, was imprisoned and made news headlines in New York City.
Eithne McGuiness in " Typhoid Mary ".
The city's Parks Department has been given control of a 20-acre island in the East River that, for more than a quarter of a century, was the involuntary home of Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary.
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