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louping ill

Class:

noun

Etymology:

From Scots loup, to leap, from Middle English lopen; see "lope".
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Louping ill | Louping-ill | Ovine Encephalomyelitis | Infectious Encephalomyelitis of Sheep | Trembling-ill

an acute viral disease primarily of sheep that is characterized by a biphasic fever, depression, ataxia, muscular incoordination, tremors, posterior paralysis, coma, and death. Louping-ill is a tick-transmitted disease whose occurrence is closely... (33 of 652 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

louping ill

a viral disease of sheep causing muscular twitching and partial paralysis: transmitted by the bite of an infected tick [Ixodes ricinus] (21 of 198 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/louping-ill

American Heritage Dictionary:

tremble | trembled [past tense] | trembling [present participle] | trembles [3rd-person singular present] | louping ill [sense-specific] | milk sickness [sense-specific] | trembler [noun, related] | tremblingly [adverb, related] | trembly [adjective, related]

To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake. | To feel fear or anxiety | To vibrate or quiver | The act or state of trembling. | A ... (25 of 152 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

louping ill [animal disease] | Leaping Ill [synonym]

viral disease mainly of sheep, causing inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. It's transmitted by bites of the castor-bean tick, species Ixodes ... (23 of 72 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

louping ill [veterinary pathology]

an acute viral disease of sheep affecting the nervous system, transmitted by a tick. (14 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/louping-ill

Encarta Dictionary:

louping ill [British]

a serious viral disease spread by ticks that damages the central nervous system, causing tremors and difficulty in mobility. It affects many ... (22 of 46 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561511074​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

louping ill

Origin: From Scots loup, to leap, from Middle English lopen; see "lope".

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Collins Dictionary:

louping ill

First use: 18th century

Origin: louping, from loup2

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/louping-ill

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