Cattle plague. See Rinderpest.Plague mark, Plague spot, a spot or mark of the plague; hence, a token of something incurable.

(Plague), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plagued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plaguing.]

1. To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind.

Thus were they plagued
And worn with famine.

2. Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass.

She will plague the man that loves her most.

Syn. — To vex; torment; distress; afflict; harass; annoy; tease; tantalize; trouble; molest; embarrass; perplex.

(Plague"ful) a. Abounding, or infecting, with plagues; pestilential; as, plagueful exhalations.

(Plague"less), a. Free from plagues or the plague.

(Pla"guer) n. One who plagues or annoys.

(Pla"gui*ly) adv. In a plaguing manner; vexatiously; extremely. [Colloq.] "Ronsard is so plaguily stiff and stately." Landor.

(Pla"guy) a. Vexatious; troublesome; tormenting; as, a plaguy horse. [Colloq.] Also used adverbially; as, "He is so plaguy proud." Shak.

(Plaice) n. [F. plaise, plais, prob. fr. L. platessa flatish, plaice. See Place.] (Zoöl.) (a) A European food fish allied to the flounder, and growing to the weight of eight or ten pounds or more. (b) A large American flounder (Paralichthys dentatus; called also brail, puckermouth, and summer flounder. The name is sometimes applied to other allied species. [Written also plaise.]

Plaice mouth, a mouth like that of a plaice; a small or wry mouth. [R.] B. Jonson.

(Plaid) n. [Gael. plaide a blanket or plaid, contr. fr. peallaid a sheepskin, fr. peall a skin or hide. CF. Pillion.]

1. A rectangular garment or piece of cloth, usually made of the checkered material called tartan, but sometimes of plain gray, or gray with black stripes. It is worn by both sexes in Scotland.

2. Goods of any quality or material of the pattern of a plaid or tartan; a checkered cloth or pattern.

(Pla*gose") a. [L. plagosus. See Plague.] Fond of flogging; as, a plagose master. [R.]

(Plague) n. [L. plaga a blow, stroke, plague; akin to Gr. fr. to strike; cf. L. plangere to strike, beat. Cf. Plaint.]

1. That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation. Shak.

And men blasphemed God for the plague of hail.

The different plague of each calamity.

2. (Med.) An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague. "A plague upon the people fell." Tennyson.

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