glanders

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glanders a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Glanders (Far) A highly contagious and very destructive disease of horses, asses, mules, etc., characterized by a constant discharge of sticky matter from the nose, and an enlargement and induration of the glands beneath and within the lower jaw. It may transmitted to dogs, goats, sheep, and to human beings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glanders A form of equinia characterized by a severe affection of the mucous membrane of the nose and by a profuse discharge from it. See equinia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glanders gland′ėrz a malignant, contagious, and fatal disease of the horse or ass, showing itself esp. on the mucous membrane of the nose, upon the lungs, and on the lymphatic system
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Gland

Usage

In literature:

It's dum nigh as bad as glanders.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
You don't mean Mr Glanders, of the respectable firm of Glanders and Co?
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
One day, however, a Bonde washed a horse that had the glanders at the spring, when it at once dried up.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
There was no worry about oats and spavin and glanders.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
Youatt says, there is not a disease which may not lay the foundation for glanders.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
Glanders and his children regularly came to church: so did one of the apothecaries.
"A History of Pendennis, Volume 1" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Glanders is going it in New York.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
FARCY, a disease to which horses are liable, intimately connected with glanders, the two diseases generally running into each other.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The Glanders is infectious, so why not inflorenza?
"An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. III (of III)." by Fritz Reuter
The glanders is catching, why shouldn't the inflorentia be?
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
GLANDERS, communicable between man and the lower animals, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
May the glanders devour you!
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
On the other hand, acute glanders is never observed to become chronic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
The absolute vices of horses and mules are short wind, glanders, and founder.
"Slavery and the Constitution" by William Ingersoll Bowditch
That virus (or poison of glanders) may lie for months in a state of incubation in the horse's constitution, before the disease breaks out.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 12, March 22, 1884" by Various
Glanders is sometimes transmitted from beasts to man, and it is almost always fatal in the human subject.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
GLANDERS (EQUINIA GRAVIOR, FARCY).
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
In this stage, which resembles the glanders in horses, the disease becomes infectious.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings
In addition, fatty and fibrous growths, the nodules of glanders and the gummata of syphilis, may be mentioned.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Many years ago, Mr. Horne, the coach-proprietor of Charing Cross, lost nearly half his horses from glanders.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
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In news:

At this sprawling, rundown research complex where Soviet scientists once secretly worked to turn plague, tularemia, glanders and anthrax into weapons, the Clinton administration is taking what many consider a perilous gamble.
Traders Douglas Glander (left) and Peter Mancuso (right) work on the floor more.
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