Plague mark
Plague Plague, n. [L. plaga a blow, stroke, plague; akin to Gr. ?, fr. ? to strike; cf. L. plangere to strike, beat. Cf. {Plaint}.] 1. That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And men blasphemed God for the plague of hail. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

The different plague of each calamity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague. ``A plague upon the people fell.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Cattle plague}. See {Rinderpest}.

{Plague mark}, {Plague spot}, a spot or mark of the plague; hence, a token of something incurable. [1913 Webster]


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