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[mass noun] Scurvy.
- ‘There would not be too much Barcoo rot on this journey, and not too many would need to be carried on a stretcher like the explorer Stuart 140 years before.’
- ‘Barcoo gave us Barcoo rot for a form of scurvy and the Darling River gave us Darling shower for a dust storm.’
- ‘‘Tropical ulcers’ are not the same as the veldt sore, desert sore, Barcoo rot, Castellani's ulcer, tropicaloid ulcer, sickle cell ulcer, Buruli ulcer, or myobacterial ulcer.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.