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widespread disease (usually severe); or any severely harmful or evil influence that is hard to get rid of
  • And then, home on leave, he'd found the pale and musing blind girl standing there soft as a flag beside an oak tree with burning green leaves—or, rather, the nearly blind girl: at that time she had sight enough to be put in charge of younger children from the Blind School, to lead them around laughing like circus people in time of pestilence, help them with their schoolwork, or, like the eldest orphaned child, punish them when they were bad.
    1 — The Watchdog (10% in)

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