What does the word smallpox mean?

Usage examples for smallpox

  1. Fortunately for him he was, just at this conjuncture, taken ill of the smallpox and given over. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. His beautiful lady, one is saddened to learn, died of smallpox ere the vessel had been many days out, and was buried at Halifax. – The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees by Mary Caroline Crawford
  3. I was just a bit diffident about bringing up that drink- running business, for although I had been told that Blackmore was a smooth hand at the game himself, I had a sort of sneaking idea that it was the kind of a thing a man ought to be sensitive about, like having had smallpox or a sister in the movies. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman

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