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Definition a potentially fatal disease in animals and humans caused by breathing, eating or absorbing through cuts in the skin the Bacillus anthracis bacteria
  • Five people were killed in 2001 by anthrax-laced letters.
  • In 1989, Vladimir Pasechnik defects to Britain and tells of the Soviets' genetically altered superplague, an antibiotic-resistant inhalation anthrax.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • "Check his wheelchair for anthrax and ammunition," was all she said.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • You can see the scab of anthrax on her udder.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • But in the Kurfurstendamm and the Eighth Arrondissement, the explosion of the anthrax bombs is hardly louder than the popping of a paper bag.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Better to work with something safer, such as anthrax.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • I, need you like a case of anthrax, hear me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Professor Max Gottlieb was about to assassinate a guinea pig with anthrax germs, and the bacteriology class were nervous.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Anthrax?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • After his mail carrier learned of the death threats, with the anthrax scare still on everyone's mind, she began quarantining envelopes he received that were sent without return addresses and passing them on to the FBI.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • What's the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when the anthrax bombs are popping all around you?
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Pasteur developed vaccines for anthrax and rabies.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • "Liberalism, of course, was dead of anthrax, but all the same you couldn't do things by force."
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • I cannot advise breaking tubes of anthrax germs and afterwards getting the hands into the culture.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • You MIGHT merely get anthrax boils—
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The only really difficult part was not laughing myself, especially when Art3mis started doing note-perfect recitations of all of Carol Cleveland's lines in the Castle Anthrax scene.
    Ernest Cline  --  Ready Player One
  • Nancy had vaccinations for yellow fever, Q fever, Rift Valley fever, the VEE, EEE, and WEE complex (brain viruses that live in horses), and tularemia, anthrax, and botulism.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • But he was conscious that in the cotton-plugged test-tube between the instrument-bath and the bichloride jar on the demonstrator's desk were millions of fatal anthrax germs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But they were uneasy, for Gottlieb remained with them that day, stalking behind them, saying nothing, watching them always, watching the disposal of the remains of the guinea pigs, and along the benches ran nervous rumors about a bygone student who had died from anthrax infection in the laboratory.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • At the Institute, there are always a number of programs going on simultaneously—research into vaccines for various kinds of bacteria, such as anthrax and botulism, research into the characteristics of viruses that might infect American troops, either naturally or in the form of a battlefield weapon.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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