the Black Deathnoun [ S ]uk /ˌblæk ˈdeθ/ us /ˌblæk ˈdeθ/
Examples from literature
- But with the ravages of the Black Death and the decrease of population labour at once became scarce and dear.
- One of the proctors who started with him to Rome died on the way of the Black Death.
- The fearful epidemic, known as the Black Death, which devastated Europe in that century, seems to have aggravated the haunting terror of the invisible world of demons.
- The most striking example was in the half-century after the Black Death, which carried off nearly half the population.
- We heard of it in a helpless sort of way, as if it had been the plague or the Black Death, and thought of its victims as doomed.