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Or: the pox : Historically, a term for a variety of pustular and venereal illnesses, particularly syphilis . Pox take you! / Pox on't! Are Shakespearean curses wishing syphilis on someone. See syphilis for synonyms.

QUOTE: Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) cursing Maggie DuBois (Natalie Wood) in The Great Race (1965): ' The pox on you! ' Does he mean the pox or small pox?

See Also: acyclovir, band in the box, cardboard box, coachman on the box, dose, English malady, French ache(s), French crown, French disease, French fever, French goods, French gout, French measles, French pig, Jack in the box, Nervo and Knox, pox, poxed, poxy, Reverend Knox, Reverend Ronald Knox, Spanish gout, Spanish needle, Spanish pip, syphilis, token, Winchester goose

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