• WordNet 3.6
    • n rabies an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Contrary to popular belief, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies.
    • n Rabies rā"bĭ*ēz Same as Hydrophobia; canine madness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rabies An extremely fatal infectious disease of man and many other animals, with predominant nervous symptoms. In man (where it is called hydrophobia) the period of incubation lasts in a majority of cases from three to six months or more. Cases where it is said to have lasted several years are ill sustained. The outbreak begins with malaise, anorexia, headache, and slight difficulty in swallowing. After one or two days of these prodromal symptoms the stage of tonic spasms begins, most marked at first in the pharyngeal muscles and in the attempt to swallow, especially liquids, but proceeding to involve the respiratory muscles and others of the trunk and those of the extremities. These convulsions are accompanied by extreme anxiety and oppression, and may be elicited by any stimulus, but especially by attempts to drink or by the sound or sight of liquids. They may last from a few minutes to half an hour. The pulse-rate increases, the temperature is more or less raised, and there may be decided delirium. After from one to three days the period of paralysis succeeds, followed shortly by death. The mortality after the development of the malady is nearly 100 per cent. The disease is communicated to man by inoculation from a rabid animal, usually by a dog-bite. The maximum number of inoculations occur in the early spring or winter, the minimum in late summer or fall. The saliva of rabid dogs seems to be somewhat rabiganic two or three days before the animal shows any evident signs of ill-health. Of persons bitten by rabid animals only a fraction develop rabies, estimated at from 16 per cent. for light wounds through the clothing up to 80 per cent. for wounds of exposed parts. The records of Pasteur's laboratories show a reduction to less than 1 per cent. when such persons are treated by his method. See Pasteurism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rabies the disease (esp. of dogs) from which hydrophobia is communicated: canine madness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Rage (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. rabidusrabĕre, to rave.


In literature:

Carry off (by force) = rabi, forrabi.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Tom Blair's teeth ground each other like those of a dog with rabies.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
The rabies in a human being is a most unnatural and ignoble thing.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
In the province of Santiago de Cuba, General Pardo has been fighting with the insurgent forces under General Garcia and General Rabi.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 11, March 17, 1898" by Various
Thus much of my reasonable rabies.
"An Author's Mind" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
In this same book rabies is treated.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Thus much of my reasonable rabies.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
She was Cecily, daughter of Ralph Nevyll de Raby, first earl of Westmoreland.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
But if you are so fidgety, why don't you send Raby to look after him?
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
How do you like Raby?
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

And with Sir George and Sir James,
Both knights of good account,
Good Sir Ralph Raby there was slain,
Whose prowess did surmount.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
He took sinewy lumps from the shins of old frumps,
And mangled the errand-boys—when he could get 'em.
He shammed furious rabies, and bit all the babies,
And followed the cats up the trees, and then ate 'em!"
"The Little Dog's Day" by Rupert Brooke

In news:

After being transported to the State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh, a test revealed the bat had rabies.
Delaware health officials say at least five residents of the Belvedere area near Wilmington have been bitten or scratched by a cat that tested positive for rabies.
An injured bat found in Altadena on Aug 18 tested positive for rabies, county officials said Friday.
A skunk located on North Ninth Avenue has tested positive for rabies.
Testing by a veterinarian from the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory found that the cat had rabies.
It is just the second confirmed rabies case in Windham County this year, according to state Department of Health statistics.
Aggressive skunks invade town, spread stink, carry rabies .
Dead bat at Laguna Niguel park tests positive for rabies .
Raccoon found in Hampton tests positive for rabies .
Skunk tests positive for rabies in Gretna.
The St Charles Parish's Rabies Run, the animal rabies vaccination campaign, will be held Sunday in Destrehan and Luling.
Vaccinating pets is a barrier that protects pets and family members from wildlife rabies .
Rabies Run in Sunday in St Charles Parish.
Can a Whale Get Rabies .
Cases of rabies confirmed in Cheshire.

In science:

Rabi spectrum plot, and it is set to the resonant frequency ω12 .
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
Rabi spectrum for each transition in that system can be calculated.
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
The free-bound and boundbound Rabi frequencies are κ and Ω, respectively.
Improved efficiency of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in photoassociation of a Bose-Einstein condensate
To enable coherent phenomena, the two-photon Rabi frequency, χΩ/δ , must be of the order of the two-photon spontaneous decay linewidth, Ω2γs /2δ2 , a condition that is not quite satisfied in the Wynar et al. experiments.
Improved efficiency of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in photoassociation of a Bose-Einstein condensate
Further, an experiment which directly observed Rabi oscillations in a InGaAs/GaAs QD photodiode also measured a Rabi frequency of a similar magnitude .
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect