foot-and-mouth disease

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foot-and-mouth disease (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) A highly contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that can affect animals with cloven hooves.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      So Joe starts telling the citizen about the foot and mouth disease and the cattle traders and taking action in the matter and the citizen sending them all to the rightabout and Bloom coming out with his sheepdip for the scab and a hoose drench for coughing calves and the guaranteed remedy for timber tongue.

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