white plague

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white plague an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
    • n white plague involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White plague Tuberculosis, esp. of the lungs.
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Usage

In literature:

It was the scar of the white plague, the sign-manual of death.
"The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The plagues of flies and white ants.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
It was due to their initiative that the white plague was stamped out from the world.
"Revolution and Other Essays" by Jack London
What wonder the white plague is always with us?
"The Cost of Shelter" by Ellen H. Richards
The white plague seems to love the black victim.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
The white man's plague came; the shadow fell on six of them, and they went away with the storm-birds.
"The Log School-House on the Columbia" by Hezekiah Butterworth
On her frail beauty was stamped the sign of the white plague.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
The "white cities" with their glittering lights and baubles are often moral plague colonies.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
Even little children can help to fight and kill this "Great White Plague," and I'll tell you how.
"The Child's Day" by Woods Hutchinson
The great White Plague is merely an incident compared to it.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
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In poetry:

Crisp hot whiteness
City Noon
Occupants of plague zone
are consumed.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison
Yea, he inside whose grasp all night
Her fervent body leapt or lay,
Stained with sharp kisses red and white,
Found her a plague to spurn away.
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The White Plague from the May 26, 1994 issue.
Drug-resistant ' white plague ' lurks among rich and poor.
Tri-colored bats are one of the species threatened by the mysterious disease, White-nosed syndrome (WNS) that is plaguing the nation's caves.
As reported in the New Haven Register and other places, Connecticut continues to be plagued by incidents involving unidentified white powder being sent to public buildings including schools and government offices.
Great White Sharks Plague New England.
Cutting a gloomy figure in the New York rain, Bill Clinton 's scandal plagued former White House intern Monica Lewinsky looks a shadow of the woman that had an affair with the ex-President, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
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In science:

Indeed this problem plagues supernovae feedback modelling where energy is generally injected in thermal form (Navarro & White 1993) and leads to the feedback having no dynamical impact on the surrounding gas.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
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