Among the rodents the hamster and the field-mouse are a scourge to agriculture.
"It's all God's scourge," said Dron.
The various species of rapacious animals are disappearing, together with the colonies of marmots; the insectivores are also becoming scarce in consequence of the destruction of insects; while vermin, such as the suslik, or pouched marmot (Spermophilus), and the destructive insects which are a scourge to agriculture, become a real plague.
Florus actually dared to scourge and crucify Jews who belonged to the Roman order of knights.
The scourge was eradicated.
"Dustin says …" "… women are the true scourge of mankind.
Sixty strokes of an ox-hide scourge were awarded for a brutal assault on a superior, both being amelu.
Dictators, in short, are the scourge of the earth.
A scourge which so seriously menaced the very existence of the silkworm in the world necessarily attracted a great amount of attention.
Next came the successful attempt to deal with the fatal cattle scourge known as anthrax.
My beautiful bride labored to the end, administrating to the fallen and the flu stricken souls of our town until she too, fell to the scourge of this most dreaded disease.
Of all the celebrated accomplishments of science, I think none is more significant than the end of certain diseases, especially the scourge of polio.
Or, they were the scourge of the earth.
flagellare, to whip), in religion, the name given to those who scourge themselves, or are scourged, by way of discipline or penance.
In everything he showed his desire to carry out the aims which he expressed to his consort in April 1806: "Justice demands that I should make this people as happy as the scourge of war will permit."
The multiplication of thongs for purposes of flogging is found in the old Roman flagellum, a scourge, which had sometimes three thongs with bone or bronze knots fastened to them.
Since then yellow fever has ceased to be a scourge in Cuba.
In 873 Rolf seized Walcheren, and became the scourge of the surrounding districts.
But the others returned; and the buccaneers, now in open hostility to the Spanish arms, began to receive recruits from every European trading nation, and for three-quarters of a century became the scourge of the Spanish-American trade and dominions.
5-10, 14 f., belonging to the year 605, and representing the emergent power of the Chaldaeans as a divine scourge of the faithless people; (b) Woes against the Chaldaeans, presupposing not only tyrannous rule over many peoples, but the beginning of their decline and fall, and therefore of date about J40 B.C. (ii.
At the same time the existence of the Pindari state was not only dangerous to the British, as being a warlike power always ready to turn against them, but it was a scourge to India itself.
instituted in 1350 after a severe scourge of plague (the so-called Black Death).
submitted to the scourge after the murder of Becket.
Playfair's Scourge of Christendom (London, 1884) gives the history of the British consulate in Algiers.
This proved to be the last case in the 19th century of what at one time had been a veritable scourge to cattle-owners and a source of heavy financial loss.
Zoilus appears to have been at one time a follower of Isocrates, but subsequently a pupil of Polycrates, whom he heard at Athens, where he was a teacher of rhetoric. Zoilus was chiefly known for the acerbity of his attacks on Homer (which gained him the name of Homeromastix, "scourge of Homer"), chiefly directed against the fabulous element in the Homeric poems. Zoilus also wrote against Isocrates and Plato, who had attacked the style of Lysias of which he approved.
The country was also visited by a succession of famines and floods, and in 1348 the Black Death swept over Europe like a terrible scourge.
Represented as ithyphallic, with two tall plumes on his head, the right arm upraised and bearing a scourge.
Obviously, outlawing Coke cans and tampon applicators is the next step in protecting America 's youth from the scourge of pot.
Napoleon, moreover, he regarded not as the scourge of Europe, but as the defender of civilization against the barbarism of the Slays; and in the famous interview between the two men at Erfurt the poet's admiration was reciprocated by the French conqueror.
On one occasion Felix sent troops against the victorious Jews; but neither this nor the scourge and the prison, to which the leaders of both factions had been consigned, deterred them.
In the instructions sent to Ivan's guardian, Prince Churmtyev, the latter was ordered to chain up his charge, and even scourge him should he become refractory.
Of insects Africa has many thousand different kinds; of these the locust is the proverbial scourge of the continent, and the ravages of the termites or white ants are almost incredible.
This was the period of those devastating raids which made the savage Magyar horsemen the scourge and the terror of Europe.
Ankylostomiasis is a disease which finds a congenial habitat in the warm damp atmosphere of mines, and has become a veritable scourge in some mining regions.
Hurricanes are the scourge of Barbados, those of 1780, 1831, and 1898 being so disastrous as to necessitate relief measures on the part of the home government.
If France was the right arm and Italy the scourge of the papacy under Pius IX., the Spanish-speaking countries were its The papacy obedient tools.
The chief scourge is the sirocco, which is experienced in its most characteristic form on the north coast, as an oppressive, parching, hot, dry wind, blowing strongly and steadily from the south, the atmosphere remaining through the whole period of its duration leaden-coloured and hazy in consequence of the presence of immense quantities of reddish dust.
The slave wars were not the only scourge that fell on Sicily.
Charles entered Florence on the 17th of November 1494, and the citizens' fears evaporated in jests on the puny exterior of the "threatened scourge."
The efforts to subdue or restrain these marauders proved fruitless, till Augustus Cleveland won them by mild measures, and successfully made over the protection of the district to the very hill people who a few years before had been its scourge.
inland, is far healthier than the low-lying Laurentum, where, except in the immediate vicinity of the coast, malaria must have been a dreadful scourge.
Two main types are seen: in the one he is seated on a throne, in the other he is standing, ithyphallic, holding a scourge, precisely like Min, the god of Coptos and Chemmis (Akhmim).
For about 46 years they were the scourge of the western half of Asia Minor, ravaging the country, as allies of one or other of the warring princes, without any serious check, until Attalus I., king of Pergamum (241-197), inflicted several severe defeats upon them, and about 232 B.C. forced them to settle permanently in the region to which they gave their name.
The danger from the Iroquois on Lake Ontario had long cut her off from the most direct access to the West, and from the occupation of the Ohio valley leading to the Mississippi, but now free from this savage scourge she could go where she would.
But neither Sheridan nor Fox was capable of that sustained and overflowing indignation at outraged justice and oppressed humanity, that consuming moral fire, which burst forth again and again from the chief manager of the impeachment, with such scorching might as drove even the cool and intrepid Hastings beyond all self-control, and made him cry out with protests and exclamations like a criminal writhing under the scourge.
"Dustin says â€¦" "â€¦ women are the true scourge of mankind.
Taking a short holiday after freeing this august establishment from the scourge of an international jewel thief.
As a slave, his religion was mere emotionalism, which served to break the monotony of the cruel scourge of slavery.
In reality, it is secular fundamentalism which has become the scourge of our time.
What's the point of having the Scourge of God if you can defeat his divine purpose with a little rubber johnny?
lofty ambition, " to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war " .
scourge of illicit trafficking in small arms.
scourge of global terrorism requires the strength of a global response.
scourge of unemployment.
scourge of war, with famine in its wake, was raging over Europe.
scourge of fuel poverty from some of Scotland's most vulnerable households.
scourge of the very establishment he was a prominent member of.
We will engage other nations to join in accelerating our efforts to finally eradicate this scourge.
To combat the scourge of terrorism Member States have also agreed to expand the role of the European Union.
For the second Bank Holiday running, police are mounting an operation across the county to tackle the scourge of drunken violence.
The nations of the world are banding together to eliminate the terrorism scourge.
With three levels of protection available to suit your needs, Secure Mail is the solution you need to fight the scourge of spam!
It will require a team effort to defeat the scourge of terrorism.
Mr Maclean said: " Stalking is a menace to society and a terrible scourge to the lives of victims.
By teaming up with top research institutes, ORBIS is working to eliminate this ancient scourge which has blinded people for centuries.
The Conference succeeded in placing the issue - which the Secretary-General has called a " global scourge " - on the international agenda.
Waste (not) by Ethical Consumer Waste is a modern scourge.
In Africa, illicit trafficking in small and light arms had become a major scourge.
It is among the Invertebrata that epidemics of destruction are referred to, though we should bear in mind that it is only the difference in numerical proportion that prevents our speaking of an epidemic of elephants or of rabbits, though we use the term when speaking of blight insects; there is little consistency in the matter, as it is usual to speak of an invasion or scourge of locusts, caterpillars, &c. Insect injuries are very varied in degree and in kind.
For centuries scurvy had been the scourge of sailors on long voyages.
His country was also encouraged by the attention being given to the scourge of illicit trafficking in small arms.
The scourge of global terrorism requires the strength of a global response.
Mr Reid said: The New Deal has made major strides to reduce the scourge of unemployment.
In the year 1800 the scourge of war, with famine in its wake, was raging over Europe.
We 're just asking that they play their part in removing the scourge of fuel poverty from some of Scotland 's most vulnerable households.
Lacey became the scourge of the very establishment he was a prominent member of.
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Mr Maclean said: Stalking is a menace to society and a terrible scourge to the lives of victims.
Do n't succumb to the scourge Of the sexual urge, Or you'll cause a most terrible stink !
Yes, the scourge of the lawn is also a powerful herb.
Take on the role of Batman as you fight crime in the streets of Gotham and avenge the deaths of your parents as you save the citizens of the city from the scourge of crime.
Squash bugs (Anasa tristis) are the scourge of home vegetable growers, and one practical solution for avoiding damaged plants is by getting rid of the critters organically.
Play as one of four different factions: Human Alliance, Orcish Horde, Tauren (Minotars), and the Undead Scourge.
Don't succumb to the scourge Of the sexual urge, Or you'll cause a most terrible stink!
tampon applicators is the next step in protecting America's youth from the scourge of pot.
Infection followed operations almost as a matter of course and the dread scourge 'hospital gangrene ' spread from one ward to another like wildfire.
This was the last and most tremendous visitation of the Assyrian scourge.
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