English version

pox

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoxpox /pɒks $ pɑːks/ noun old use  1 the pox2 a pox on somebody chicken pox
Examples from the Corpus
poxIf it was a time of science and silks and gilded barges, it was also a time of pox.Some pox formed in his throat and, unable to swallow, he died on March 22,1758.Bills for gambling debts are stuffed beneath an overflowing chamber-pot and the Prince is surrounded by medications for indigestion and the pox.
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