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Filth disease

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Filth disease (Med) a disease supposed to be due to pollution of the soil or water.
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Usage

In literature:

It gives me an awful idea of what a floating hell of filth, disease, tyranny, and cruelty a war-ship was in those days.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
Filth of all sorts cumbering the broken old walks, and hoverin' over all a dretful sicknin' odor, full of disease and death.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
In thickly settled districts among the poor and uneducated, where filth and untidiness reign, the "itch" is a very prominent disease.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
We shrink from contact with filth and disease.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Filth, disease, and starvation had done their work upon them.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
There is increased overcrowding, increased filth, increased disease, increased death.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
Their homes and places of worship reek with dirt and filth; small-pox, ailments of the eyes, and other contagious diseases are prevalent.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Those to whom we minister may live in the midst of filth and disease.
"Have We No Rights?" by Mabel Williamson
The filth of their unsanitary grounds bred discomfort and disease.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
These noble valleys are sadly blotted by filth and disease.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
So disease germs are likely to be found wherever there is dirt or filth.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Filth and dirt, people dying from poverty, disease or violence.
"Shock Treatment" by Stanley Mullen
Filth, that's what war is, and dirty diseases lying in wait for decent men.
"Home Fires in France" by Dorothy Canfield
The air seemed laden with disease and filth.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
Disease, filth, white slavery, prize fights, tangoes, rottenness, and shame.
"Treading the Narrow Way" by R. E. Barrett
The white rulers fight filth and disease, stop tribal wars, and stamp out superstitious abominations.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
The disease is analogous to foot rot in sheep, and is the consequence of feeding in wet pastures, or suffering the animals to wallow in filth.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
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In news:

They live in filth, spread diseases and are infiltrating a restaurant near you.
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