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 for Steppe murrain
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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steppe \Steppe\, n. [From Russ. stepe, through G. or F. steppe.]
     One of the vast plains in Southeastern Europe and in Asia,
     generally elevated, and free from wood, analogous to many of
     the prairies in Western North America. See Savanna.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Steppe murrain. (Far.) See Rinderpest.
        [1913 Webster]

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