milk sickness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n milk sickness caused by consuming milk from cattle suffering from trembles
    • n milk sickness disease of livestock and especially cattle poisoned by eating certain kinds of snakeroot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Milk sickness (Veter., Med) A peculiar malignant disease, occurring in parts of the western United States, and affecting certain kinds of farm stock (esp. cows), and persons using the meat or dairy products of infected cattle. Its chief symptoms in man are uncontrollable vomiting, obstinate constipation, pain, and muscular tremors. Its origin in cattle has been variously ascribed to the presence of certain plants in their food, and to polluted water.
    • Milk sickness (Med) See milk sickness in the vocabulary.
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Usage

In literature:

The milk was good for Pavel, who was often sick, and he could make butter by beating sour cream with a wooden spoon.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
In England, to be sure, the white milk in the dry nuts is a very poor stuff, sickly, and strong-flavoured, and rather indigestible.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
The "milk sickness," as it is called, occasionally prevails in some localities, some particulars of which will be found in another place.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Milk does not agree with hens in sickness nor health, it keeps up in their stomach, and they vomit it up.
"A Complete Edition of the Works of Nancy Luce" by Nancy Luce
Nearly all of the parties now sick had used milk from the farm.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
In the same week twice this number were made sick by unclean milk in Philadelphia.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
But it's pizener than milk-sick or loco-weed.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
It'll give you milk-sick, anyway.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
In sickness, milk is the very best food for men, as well as for babies.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
The milk of sick cows and those having tuberculosis is absolutely condemned.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Then we learnt that the milk of a sick cow had been given us, and that the seller boasted of it.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
They were sick of milk and water, and this seemed to be strong wine.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
You bully us more than we can put up with, and we are sick of everlasting milk puddings.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
In addition, the milk sickness was a sort of an epidemic disease in those parts.
"Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln" by James H. Shaw
Make a list of articles for the table, or for the sick, to which milk is indispensable.
"Olive Leaves" by Lydia Howard Sigourney
He also brought a bowl of milk, and took it in to the sick girl; Leander's eye followed him enviously.
"The Vulture Maiden" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
The legislatures of several of the Western States have offered rewards for the discovery of the origin of the milk sickness.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
Like every one in the clutch of the dread sickness, Istar thirsted continually, yet shrank, nauseated, at the mere sight of water or milk.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
This place standing high without shelter is fearfully exposed; there is no milk and no comfort of any kind for the sick men.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
She was fond of milk, and observed, or was told, one day that a cup of milk had been given to a child who was sick.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
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In poetry:

And when the morning came she felt very sick,
And she expected the voyage would be about three hours to Lerwick,
And her stock of provisions was but very small,
Only two half-penny biscuits and a quart bottle of milk in all
"The Wreck of the 'Columbine'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Aninka and Pepicek go to the market to get some milk for their sick mother.
When drinking school milk makes students feel sick.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is investigating four cases of people who became sick after drinking bacteria-contaminated raw milk from a Mat-Su Valley farm.
He says serious sickness linked to raw milk , juice sold legally within states.
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In science:

She starts to drink milk and eat some fruit and cereal, when her Memex vibrates with a reminder message saying that the last time she ate fruit on the day of a training session, her stomach felt sick and she couldn’t run beyond 1.5 miles.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
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