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Synonyms for rabies

an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal)

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Tens of thousands of people die from rabies each year and, worldwide, 4 out of every 10 people bitten by suspected rabid dogs are children aged under 15 years.
LESBOS, Greece " Ben Carson has compared Syrian refugees to rabid dogs.
Robert McCaw, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told Al Jazeera that Carson's remarks were "unthinkable", saying, "There is only one thing you do with a rabid dog - and that's put it down.
This time the cast was rather more stellar: Radiohead, Damon Albarn, Robbie Williams, Bono (returning from the original, protecting his "Thank God it's them instead of you" line like a rabid dog with a packet of sausages), Chris Martin, Dido and, somehow, incredibly, Justin Hawkins from The Darkness, playing the "what am I doing here?
It is thought the phrase originates in the 16th century when if you were bitten by a rabid dog, it was accepted medical practice to dress the would with the burnt hair of that dog as an antidote.
I'm not too sure if a rabid dog has a strategic plan worked out for who it will bite first, so just in case I think I will have that jab anyway.
He had been bit, just hours before, by a rabid dog.
Before that, the most recent human death was in the 1930s from a rabid dog.
One minute you're trying to fix a light in a locker room, the next you're being attacked by a rabid dog.
This rabid dog should be cut to pieces for insult to the dignity of our supreme leadership.
They are artifacts of their times and there are, for example, episodes of insects being cut to pieces, and a chicken being taken by a vulture, and a rabid dog and a coach accident in which a horse is killed, and another badly hurt.
Are there no citizen counterparts to emulate Atticus Finch (the protagonist lawyer who shot the rabid dog in To Kill a Mockingbird) or Travis Coates (the boy who put down "Old Yeller")?
But then there are other things for which a mistake or neglect will bite you like a rabid dog.
In the center of the gallery stood a table coated with thick layers of clashing colors rendering the face of a rabid dog.
It is thought she contracted the virus after being bitten by a rabid dog.