Ramblings & ephemera

1 Henry VI: pestiferous

From William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 1 (III: 1):

GLOUCESTER:

… such is thy audacious wickedness,
Thy lewd, pestiferous and dissentious pranks,
As very infants prattle of thy pride.

pestiferous: 1. Producing or breeding infectious disease.

2. Infected with or contaminated by an epidemic disease.

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