1. bubonic plague the most common form of the plague in humans
  2. pulmonic plague a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever
  3. pneumonic plague a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever
  4. Black Plague the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe
  5. bowling league a league of bowling teams
  6. beading plane a plane with a concave blade for making moulding with beadwork
  7. polling place a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
  8. bone black black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment
  9. ambulant plague a mild form of bubonic plague
  10. tin plague the transformation of ordinary white tin into powdery grey tin at very cold temperatures
  11. passing play (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
  12. chopping block a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be split
  13. building block a block of material used in construction work
  14. gebang palm large-leaved palm of Malay to Philippines and northern Australia; leaves used for thatching or plaiting into containers
  15. piping plover small plover of eastern North America
  16. sponge bag a waterproof bag for holding bathrooms items (soap and toothpaste etc.) when you are travelling
  17. bubonic of or evidencing buboes
  18. punchball an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
  19. pungapung putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber
  20. septicemic plague an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person

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