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rinderpest Tweet Definition of rinderpest Like Definition of rinderpest on Facebook
  1. a contagious disease of ruminants and swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus
roaring Tweet Definition of roaring Like Definition of roaring on Facebook
  1. Present participle of to roar.
  1. very, Very; intensively; extremely.
  2. Very successful; lively; profitable; thriving; prosperous.
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verb (rots, rotting, rotted, rotten) to rot
  1. to decay, to become bad
rowel Tweet Definition of rowel Like Definition of rowel on Facebook
  1. The small spiked wheel on the end of a spur.
  • 1819, The deep and sharp rowels with which Ivanhoe"s heels were now armed, began to make the worthy Prior repent of his courtesy " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  • 1936, The dry desert of my native land, her men grey and gaunt, their spines twisted, their feet shod with and spur. " Henry Miller, Black Spring
  • 1973, The Lone Ranger will storm in at the head of a posse, rowels tearing blood from the stallion"s white hide, to find his young friend, innocent Dan, swinging from a tree limb by a broken neck. " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
  • 1992, He nodded at the Americans. Buena suerte, he said. He put the long rowels of his spurs to the horse and they moved on. " Cormac McCarthy?, All the Pretty Horses
  • verb (rowels, roweling, roweled)
    1. (transitive) To use a rowel on something, especially to drain fluid.

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