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1. Specifically, the disease known as the plague; hence, any contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating. The pestilence That walketh in darkness. (Ps. Xci. 6)

2. That which is pestilent, noxious, or pernicious to the moral character of great numbers. I'll pour this pestilence into his ear.

(Science: botany) (Shak) Pestilence weed, the butterbur coltsfoot (Petasites vulgaris), so called because formerly considered a remedy for the plague.

Origin: F. Pestilence, L. Pestilentia. See Pestilent.

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Re: God vs Evolution

... which Mufti are you going to believe? They all seem to interpret the Koran a little differently and God might decide a couple of plagues or some pestilence may be in order to make us toe the line. Well, how about Vishnu or Buddha or maybe that cool God of the Incas? Maybe the Native Americans ...

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by JDavidE
Sat May 12, 2007 2:24 am
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What is the most dangerous insect?

What about flies, where ever there is disease and pestilence, there is always flies and you can never kill them all. It's not like pokemon.

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by byungminsa
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:48 pm
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Topic: What is the most dangerous insect?
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