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 for Cattle plague
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              And men blasphemed God for the plague of hail.
                                                    --Wyclif.
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              The different plague of each calamity. --Shak.
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     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.
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     Cattle plague. See Rinderpest.
  
     Plague mark, Plague spot, a spot or mark of the plague;
        hence, a token of something incurable.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 cattle plague, and steppe
     murrain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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 (Zool.), 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cattle plague
      n 1: an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually
           fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and
           inflammation of mucous membranes [syn: rinderpest,
           cattle plague]

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