- pox:  Pox originated as an alternation of pocks, the plural of pock [OE]. This originally denoted a ‘pustule’, and later the ‘scar left by such a pustule, pock-mark’. Pox used to be a common term for ‘syphilis’, but today it is mainly found in compounds such as chickenpox  (possibly a reference to the comparative mildness of the disease) and smallpox  (so called to distinguish it from the great pox, syphilis).
=> pock, pocket
- pox (n.)
- late 15c., spelling alteration of pockes, plural of pocke (see pock (n.)). Especially (after c. 1500) of syphilis.
- 1. A confluent small - pox had in all directions flowed over his face.
- 2. Your papa's got the small - pox, and you know it precious well.
- 你爸爸得的是天花, 你知道的比谁都清楚.
- 3. Girls are liable to other distempers besides the small - pox.
- 4. His face was scarred by small - pox.
- 5. She had chicken - pox and was covered in spots.
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