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Abort   Listen
noun
Abort  n.  
1.
An untimely birth. (Obs.)
2.
An aborted offspring. (Obs.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Abort" Quotes from Famous Books



... writes a noble friend. This sort of thing naturally led to quarrels, and the shocking incompleteness of this lecture stands demonstrated by the fact that, though I have almost done, I have as yet said nothing abort Pope's quarrels, which is nearly as bad as writing about St. Paul and leaving out his journeys. Pope's quarrels are celebrated. His quarrel with Mr. Addison, culminating in the celebrated description, almost every line of which is now part and parcel of ...
— Obiter Dicta - Second Series • Augustine Birrell

... genital organs of the bull has failed to receive the support of experimental evidence. The view that the disease is spread to any great degree in this way has been largely discredited. Cows of all ages are more or less susceptible, but young ones in first or second pregnancy most frequently abort. A second abortion is not unusual, and a third may occasionally occur, after which the cow usually becomes immune and thereafter carries her calf to maturity. Heifers from aborting mothers sometimes seem to be ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture



Words linked to "Abort" :   croak, choke, exit, miscarry, buy the farm, conk, abortive, go, pass, ending, termination, snuff it, kick the bucket, conclusion, pass away, expire, conceive, abortion, end, terminate



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