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Cox vs. Pox

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Coxnoun

A coxswain of a boat, especially of a racing crew.

Poxnoun

A disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.

Coxverb

(ambitransitive) To act as coxswain for.

β€˜The physicist Stephen Hawking used to cox for a college rowing team.’; β€˜I coxed the lightweight 4+ yesterday.’;

Poxnoun

Syphilis.

Coxnoun

A coxcomb; a simpleton; a gull.

β€˜Go; you're a brainless cox, a toy, a fop.’;

Poxnoun

(figurative) A curse.

Coxnoun

either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin

Poxverb

To infect with the pox, or syphilis.

Coxnoun

the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew

Poxnoun

Strictly, a disease by pustules or eruptions of any kind, but chiefly or wholly restricted to three or four diseases, - the smallpox, the chicken pox, and the vaccine and the venereal diseases.

Coxverb

act as the coxswain, in a boat race

Poxverb

To infect with the pox, or syphilis.

Poxnoun

a common venereal disease caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

Poxnoun

a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

Poxnoun

any of several viral diseases producing a rash of pimples that become pus-filled and leave pockmarks on healing.

Poxnoun

syphilis.

Poxnoun

smallpox.

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