Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HOOSE, n. Also hose (Ayr.4 1928). A disease in cattle which produces a dry wheezy cough. Gen.Sc. Cf. Hoozle, n.4, and Eng. dial hooze, husk, id. [hu:z] Sc. 1890 H. Stephens Bk. Farm VI. 474:
Hoose or Husk — is a peculiar disease produced by the thread-worm or lung parasite of cattle.
Abd. 1928 Abd. Press & Jnl. (16 Nov.):
Husk or hoose in calves or yearlings is a coughing trouble which is somehow or other unusually prevalent this autumn.

[Orig. a borrowing from Eng. dial. hoose, id., prob. from an unmutated form of O.E. hwēsan, to wheeze.]

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