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Spanish flu

It’s doubtful I’ll be able to cook up the Black Death or the Spanish Flu.
Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  worst known flu pandemic in history (1918); tens of millions killed (perhaps up to 50 million) with half a million in the US
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Spanish flu Spanish influenza
Nearly half of those who died were young, healthy adults.
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  • It’s doubtful I’ll be able to cook up the Black Death or the Spanish Flu.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • To illustrate this, Korn points to the Spanish flu pandemic.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • So what if I can speak firsthand about the Spanish flu, the advent of the automobile, world wars, cold wars, guerrilla wars, and Sputnik—that’s all ancient history now.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Padre Esteban walked with a slight limp; it was the only remnant of his brush with the Spanish Flu almost four decades earlier.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game

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  • In the Spanish influenza epidemic, when Edward had high fever in one room and I high fever in another, I shot him off a jingle about the little boy down our street who was in bed with the same thing: "There was a little boy and his name was Lindsey.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Spanish flu [8] , Treaty of Versailles [8] , sinking of the Lusitania [9]
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