flea-ridden

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flea-ridden (comparative more flea-ridden, superlative most flea-ridden)

  1. Infested with fleas.
    • 1861, Edward Dicey, Rome in 1860, London: Macmillan, Chapter 14, pp. 207-208,[1]
      Two or three times a week a sort of Italian eil-wagen, a funereal and tumble-down, flea-ridden coach, with windows boarded up so high that, when seated, you cannot see out of them, and closed hermetically, after Italian fashion, shambles along at jog-trot pace between the two towns, and takes a livelong day, from early morning to late at night, to perform the journey.
    • 1913, D. K. Broster and G. W. Taylor, The Vision Splendid, London: John Murray, Book II, Chapter 15 (1),[2]
      He threw Dormer the paper, stooped to pat the flea-ridden puppy of the hotel, and went in.
    • 2002, David Wyllie (translator), The War with the Newts (1936) by Karel Čapek, Book One, Chapter I,[3]
      “Tell them, then, that if they don't go...I’ll knock all their teeth out...I’ll tear their ears off...I’ll hang the lot of them...and that I'll burn down their entire flea-ridden village. Understand?”
  2. Mangy; filthy.

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