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Black Death, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Black Death, thethe Black DeathˌBlack ˈDeath, the  MISHthe illness that killed large numbers of people in Europe and Asia in the 14th century bubonic plague, plague1(2)
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Black Death, theHe died in 1349, probably of the plague known as the Black Death.In 1345, for example, shortly after the Black Death, Venice promised citizenship to anyone who would settle there.It will make the Black Death look like a mild dose of flu.The Doomstone always made George think irresistibly of the time of the Black Death.The other nightmare he remembered in detail was the one about the Black Death.The sharp medical edge of her lecture would be blunted towards the end by placing the Black Death in its broader context.Then came the Black Death and a brutal, catastrophic decline.
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