plague pneumonia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plague pneumonia a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever
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Usage

In literature:

And, on top of it all, the dreadful cattle plague, pleuro-pneumonia, had somehow been introduced into the district.
"Children of the Bush" by Henry Lawson
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