Cattle plague
Cattle Cat"tle (k[a^]t"t'l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part of a man's property. See {Capital}, and cf. {Chattel}.] Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine. [1913 Webster]

{Belted cattle}, {Black cattle}. See under {Belted}, {Black}.

{Cattle guard}, a trench under a railroad track and alongside a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to prevent cattle from getting upon the track.

{cattle louse} (Zo["o]l.), any species of louse infecting cattle. There are several species. The {H[ae]matatopinus eurysternus} and {H[ae]matatopinus vituli} are common species which suck blood; {Trichodectes scalaris} eats the hair.

{Cattle plague}, the rinderpest; called also {Russian cattle plague}.

{Cattle range}, or {Cattle run}, an open space through which cattle may run or range. [U. S.] --Bartlett.

{Cattle show}, an exhibition of domestic animals with prizes for the encouragement of stock breeding; -- usually accompanied with the exhibition of other agricultural and domestic products and of implements. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cattle plague — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cattle plague — n RINDERPEST * * * rinderpest …   Medical dictionary

  • cattle plague — Rinderpest Rin der*pest (r[i^]n d[ e]r*p[e^]st), n. [G., fr. rind, pl. rinder, cattle + pest pest, plague.] A highly contagious distemper or murrain, affecting neat cattle, and less commonly sheep and goats; called also {cattle plague}, {Russian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cattle plague — noun an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes • Syn: ↑rinderpest • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease * * * noun Etymology: translation of German rinderpest …   Useful english dictionary

  • cattle-plague — cattˈle plague noun A term applied to certain diseases of domestic cattle, esp rinderpest or steppe murrain • • • Main Entry: ↑cattle …   Useful english dictionary

  • CATTLE PLAGUE —    or RINDERPEST    a disease which affects ruminants, but especially bovine cattle; indigenous to the East, Russia, Persia, India, and China, and imported into Britain only by contagion of some kind; the most serious outbreaks were in 1865 and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • cattle plague — infectious viral disease (mainly found in cattle and sheep) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cattle plague — Vet. Pathol. rinderpest. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • cattle-plague — n. Murrain, rinderpest …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Russian cattle plague — Cattle Cat tle (k[a^]t t l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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