Thesaurus / canker

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Knowing what a stake it was I rode for, you may imagine how this day in durance ate into me like a canker.

The tree is of a small habit of growth, hardy, and bears well; but in some soils it is liable to canker.

British PomologyRobert Hogg

There is a worm in your gourd, a canker in your flower, a cloud floating darkly over those shining filaments.

Helen and ArthurCaroline Lee Hentz

Does not the fairest rose of all the garden fair bear within its flushing bosom the canker worm of deceit and decay?

Miss Hildreth, Volume 1 of 3Augusta de Grasse Stevens

Another form of the blight appears as a canker on the trunk and large branchescanker-blight or body-blight.

But why should such a canker be tolerated in the vitals of a State, under any pretense, or in any shape whatsoever?

It does not follow that a canker in the body is a canker in the mind.

There is no DeathFlorence Marryatt

This canker is eating on the vitals of our existence, and if not arrested at once, will be beyond remedy.

The existence of Wiatte was the canker that had blasted the felicity of my patroness.

Edgar HuntleyCharles Brockden Brown

A fallacy, a canker at the heart of our social fabric today, is that the daily task is something to be rid of.

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