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I made no doubt that the latter had been infected with some of the innumerable Southern superstitions about money buried, and that his phantasy had received confirmation by the finding of the scarabæus, or, perhaps, by Jupiter's obstinacy in maintaining it to be "a bug of real gold.
This strange blending of odours consisted of something faintly and unpleasantly aromatic, mixed with another underlying smell, so unutterably sickening that he threw open the window, and put his head out into the fresh air, unable to endure the horribly infected atmosphere for a moment longer.
By the time Cecily had repeated this nine times we were all slightly infected with the desperate hope that something might come of it; and when she had made her nine gyrations we looked eagerly down the sunset lane, half expecting to see our lost pet.
Not, to be sure, with the love of the sick and infected, for with them stinketh even self-love!
Anna's emotionalism infected Dolly, and when she embraced her sister-in-law for the last time, she whispered: "Remember, Anna, what you've done for me--I shall never forget.
Noah started up without saying a word; for the Jew was in a state of such intense excitement that it infected him.
In 1983, a major epidemic occurred during which several monkeys died, 1,555 humans were infected, and 150 humans died.
Researchers have examined that reconstruction, as well as individual genes from this virus, to determine how the 1918 strain infected cells.
Since then, fewer than 200 people have been infected, but more than half of these human victims have died.
Infected in utero or via breastfeeding, most died before they were old enough for kindergarten.
New experiments show that certain kinds of lobsters avoid sick individuals even before the infected lobsters are contagious or show symptoms that people can see.
Asymptomatic, wild birds infected with mild or lethal influenza subtypes can transmit them to humans via intermediate animals such as domestic poultry and pigs.