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swamp fever


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swamp fever an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
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In literature:

"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Mother would not thank me for bringing you through that mangrove swamp and risking fever.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
They went after the mosquitoes, drained the swamps, and the yellow fever problem vanished.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
I should not wonder if I were in for a touch of swamp fever.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Venice and Ravenna are belted in with swamps, and fevers are rife in the autumn.
"Stories of Authors, British and American" by Edwin Watts Chubb
Course water's easy, if you don't light on one o' them fever swamps.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
There's one of them a-bed in that room there; he's caught swamp-fever, and it's gone up to the head.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
It is an attack of Western or swamp fever, I presume.
"The Mynns' Mystery" by George Manville Fenn
Where there is little scrub and no swamp, fever is not quite so prevalent.
"Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea." by W. D. Pitcairn
Meanwhile, the allies awaited reinforcements and supplies in the noisome swamps, dying meantime by thousands of fever.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson
The end is death in some fever-stricken swamp, obscurely, worn out by exposure and ague and starvation.
"Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor" by William Somerset Maugham
He died from swamp fever on the 22nd of August 1607.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
Deadly fevers lurk in the lowlands, the swamps and the creeks of that rich and fertile island.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
And you may catch marsh fever any day, if you sleep in the swamp neighbourhood.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
He was overwrought, and white men are apt to become fanciful when they work too hard in the fever swamps.
"For Jacinta" by Harold Bindloss
Few white men have lived as long in the fever swamps; as a rule an agent's run was very short when I first came out.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
Almost everybody leaves the place in summer, for mosquitoes hold sway, while sickness and swamp fever are prevalent.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux
But no, he must be dead, or he would have written: Many die in the swamps and from fever, don't they, sir?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VI, November 1850, Vol. I" by Various
Those Illinois swamps are chock-full of chills and fever.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
Here he lingered a year, making an excursion into Arkansas, and on his return, was stricken with swamp fever.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley

In poetry:

Seth in the swamp and Dan on the mountain—
Either dreamt that he chose his times:
Dan bent young to a fevered fountain;
Seth grew old by the older slimes.
""You Never Can Tell"" by George Sterling
Then came the War Time. When its shadow beckoned
He had walked dumbly where the flag had led
Through swamp and fen,--unknown, unpraised, unreckoned,--
To famine, fever, and a prison bed.
"The Station-Master Of Lone Prairie" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

As the result of Stone's book 'Swamp Buggy Fever,' driver Lorrie Johns said the author 'has helped put swamp buggy racing on the map'.
New Jersey's expensive case of swamp fever .
The Fox fever swamp is sure and certain this is all related to Benghazi, even if they struggle to figure out a plausible connection.