Recent Examples of pox from the Web
Fowl pox threatens the world’s 19 billion chickens.
The new state rules also require some additional vaccinations for polio and meningitis, in addition to those already required for tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and children pox.
Biological weapons such as small pox and anthrax may also play a role.
But just below the game’s (incredibly flatulent) surface lies the true spirit of South Park, a pox-on-all-your-houses mentality in which the things people hold dearest are the things that must be satirized mercilessly.
Engineering pox viruses, such as vaccinia, could help create new vaccines and cancer therapies.
Vargas missed a month this season with a pair of blisters and a nasty bout of chicken pox, which affected his consistency.
Robb Drinkwater, a designer from the school, worked with artists and neighborhood groups to build a waterproof, heat-resistant box that wouldn’t look like a pox on the city.
We’re not the only ones descending into sickly fevers at the legitimate theater because our wretched nephews have once again cursed us with one of their foul poxes.
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First Known Use: circa 1530See Words from the same year
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