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Black Plague   /blæk pleɪg/   Listen
Black Plague

The epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe.  Synonym: Black Death.

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"Black Plague" Quotes from Famous Books

... the field. But what makes me most unhappy is, that according to the pleasure of monseigneur the abbot, I shall be coupled at some time with a bondsman. And if I were less ugly than I am, at the sight of my collar the most amorous would flee from me as from the black plague." ...
— Droll Stories, Volume 3 • Honore de Balzac

... how many history masters ever take the trouble to sketch in the great background, the life of the common people? How many even realize their existence, except on occasions of national disaster, such as the Black Plague? ...
— Book of Old Ballads • Selected by Beverly Nichols

Words linked to "Black Plague" :   bubonic plague, pestis bubonica, glandular plague

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