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smallpox

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Definition a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
  • Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln survived their smallpox infections.
  • She survived a smallpox plague that took her daughter, who had just gotten engaged.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I've seen them all born alive, and not one lost to smallpox or tuberculosis.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • If there's a metaphor connected with smallpox, I don't want to know about it.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The guy is running to Fugazi, the very tail end of "Smallpox Champion."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • A notice came through her second screen about a Circle campaign to eradicate smallpox in West Africa.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • India and Japan felt that the smallpox epidemic on the West Coast of the United States, Canada, and in Mexico should receive equal priority.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Nobody biting it from the plague or smallpox or yellow fever or whatever, because there is no glory in illness.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He was a young man, not a native of the town, with dark, curly hair and a long, pale face, marked with smallpox.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • It was a disease, rhetorical smallpox, and every visitor exhibited it in some degree.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • CHAPTER XXIX THE SMALLPOX HUT When we arrived at that hut at mid-afternoon, we saw no signs of life about it.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • The mosquitoes left welts on her ankles, arms, and neck, so she probably looked like a smallpox victim.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • And even if it's got smallpox, black death, and ten thousand hangnails, there ain't no doctor knows how to cure it.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • He was also re-vaccinated (from which we may assume that there had been another epidemic of smallpox at Lucknow) about the same time.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • According to the Republic's databases," she goes on, "Daniel Altan Wing died five years ago from smallpox, in one of our labor camps."
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • A so' th'oat is as ketchin' as smallpox, and I know it so to be, though they is them that say it ain't.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Mary Dusak was broad and brown of countenance, slightly marked by smallpox, but handsome for all that.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • The rats that brought the bubonic plague to Europe, the conquistadors who brought smallpox to the Native Americans.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Spread through that population even faster than smallpox.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I was saying to the old woman just the other day, when she had an ear-ache, 'Ain't got smallpox, have yuh, Bess!'
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith

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