French pox

French pox

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  • french pox — noun see french plague * * * Older Use (sometimes offensive). syphilis. [1495 1505] * * * French pox noun (obsolete) Syphilis • • • Main Entry: ↑French …   Useful english dictionary

  • French pox — /frɛntʃ ˈpɒks/ (say french poks) noun → syphilis …  

  • French pox — Older Use (sometimes offensive). syphilis. [1495 1505] * * * …   Universalium

  • French — bull (small breed of dog); French chalk (tailor’s talc); French curve (drafting instrument); French heel (high curved heel); French polish (alcohol + shellac); French pox (syphilis); French roll (women’s coiffure); French roof (mansard style);… …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • pox — /pɒks / (say poks) noun 1. a disease characterised by multiple skin pustules, as smallpox. 2. Also, French pox, great pox. → syphilis. 3. Colloquial any venereal disease. –phrase 4. a pox on …, Archaic …  

  • pox — n 1.Pathology. smallpox, Pathol. variola; chicken pox, Pathol. varicella. 2.Informal. venereal disease, VD, social disease, Sl. Cupid s itch; syphilis, Inf. syph, French pox …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • french plague — noun or french pox Usage: usually capitalized F obsolete : syphilis …   Useful english dictionary

  • pox — Synonyms and related words: French disease, Spanish pox, VD, acquired syphilis, balanitis gangrenosa, cerebral tabes, chancre, chancroid, clap, claps, climatic bubo, congenital syphilis, constitutional syphilis, dose, dose of clap, fifth venereal …   Moby Thesaurus

  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party —   …   Wikipedia

  • Horn pox — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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