Sentence Examples with the word blight

Thus the apple blight (Aphis mali) after producing many generations of apterous females on its typical food-plant gives rise to winged forms which fly away and settle upon grass or corn-stalks.

Mai., and consisted in a procession leaving Rome by the Flaminian gate, and proceeding by way of the Milvian bridge to a sanctuary at the 5th milestone of the Via Claudia, where the flamen quirinalis sacrificed a dog and a sheep to avert blight (robigo) from the crops (Fasti praenestini, C.T.L.T., p. 317).

Though the hopes of the husbandmen were not unfrequently disappointed by the blight of the south wind.

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The mines were rigged, and he'd never wanted to think he'd need to destroy his home in order to rid it of the blight affecting it.

The spruce bears the smoke of great cities better than most of the Abietineae; but in suburban localities after a certain age it soon loses its healthy appearance, and is apt to be affected with blight (Eriosoma), though not so much as the Scotch fir and most of the pines.

The father of the bridegroom objected not to his son's choice, but to the time he chose to marry; for it was a blight on his son's prospects, depriving him of his fellowship and his chance of church preferment.

I don.t know yet, but if it must hurt one of you, it.ll be my dear little brother, who is a blight to Immortals and humans alike.

It is possible that this is, in part, due to the artistic blight of the Calvinism which so long dominated the town.

And upwards in British plantations; but it is apt to be infested with American blight (Eriosoma).

Although of reduced strength in the summer, they still suffice to dominate weather changes; it is during the approach of a low pressure centre that hot southerly winds prevail; they sometimes reach so high a temperature as to wither and blight the grain crops; and it is almost exclusively in connection with the cloudy areas near and south-east of these cyclonic centres that violent thunderstorms, with their occasional destructive whirling tornadoes, are formed.