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malaria
used in Lonesome Dove

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Definition
a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes that, while nonexistent in wealthy nations, strikes hundreds of millions of people a year in developing nations — killing over a million each year

more technically:  an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
  • Augustus was inspecting the feet of his main horse, a large buckskin he called old Malaria, not a graceful mount but a reliable one.
    Chapters 23-24 (70% in)
  • "I intend to ride old Malaria all the way," he said, "or if not I'll ride Greasy.
    Chapters 25-25 (4% in)
  • He was still sitting on old Malaria, back on the little hill, watching the sunset and the cattle herd.
    Chapters 25-25 (99% in)
  • He turned and mounted old Malaria.
    Chapters 34-35 (97% in)
  • Fortunately Augustus had seen the commotion and in a minute was in the water, on old Malaria.
    Chapters 40-41 (52% in)
  • Gus and old Malaria stopped on the hill, looking down at the creek and a little pool it formed below the trees.
    Chapters 44-45 (13% in)
  • He turned old Malaria and they rode on toward Austin, though the memory of Clara was as fresh in his mind as if it were her, not Woodrow Call, who rode beside him.
    Chapters 44-45 (18% in)

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