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murrain

(mûr′ĭn)
n.
1. Any of various highly infectious diseases of cattle, as anthrax.
2. Obsolete A pestilence or dire disease.
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Murrain said a girl lured him into a shed, where three boys beat him with a crowbar and shot him with the BB gun.
According to court documents, Montgomery told police detectives that she was the "bait" to lure the 16-year-old victim, Dustyn Murrain, to the shed where the alleged assault took place.
42) In 1421, Coventry authorities went into more detail: "Also we command that no butcher sell no beasts of murrain, nor no rotten sheep, nor 'Sussemy' flesh, nor no swine of 'brym' up[on] the pain of 20s.
He wrote, "you may descant ever so long on the natural causes of murrain, winds, thunder, lightning, and yet you are altogether wide of the mark, you prove nothing at all, unless you can prove that God never works in or by natural causes.
DVD Extras include: Kneale's single play from 1975 Murrain.
Thus crows, for Wilson, are a code for Jesuits in Shakespeare's works--and indeed, out of them as well, for he mentions Robert Greene's early rejection of Shakespeare as "a crow beautified with our feathers" in this context (11) and links it with the crow that "Makes wing to th' rooky wood" in Macbeth, as an allusion to the Jesuit Henry Garnet, and with the crows who "are fatted with the murrain flock" in Midsummer Night's Dream, as "a sour pun on Jesuit infiltration of the church for which More had died" (12-13).
Paul Murrain, the charismatic urban designer of proposals for a northern extension to Harlow, had no time for the British new towns.
Ann McNeal and Michelle Murrain stress the importance of checking to "see whether the topic is feasible (are resources available, has work been done in this area?
Not since the fifth plague of Egypt, which may have been anthrax ("a very grievous murrain," Exodus 9), have people so panicked over the threat of this disease.
Things have not prospered now for a long time at home or beyond our land but there has been warfare and famine, burning and bloodshed in nearly every district time and again, and stealing and slaying, plague and pestilence, murrain and disease, enmity and hate and plundering of robbers have harmed us severely.
We're taking people that have never worked before, that have been on welfare, that have a lot of obstacles to employment--trying to work with them and placing them in entry-level jobs," said Carl Murrain, president and chief executive officer of the Abraham Lincoln Centre, a South Side agency that runs the program at two developments.