1the pox — (syphilis) la sífilis
- pox-ridden — sifilítico
- a pox on you/him! — ¡mal rayo te/lo parta!
- Venereal disease, especially syphilis or the pox, also featured prominently in abusive language.
- Boswell's father wrote frankly to a female friend that his son had got the pox again; in reply, she noted that the disease had grown quite common.
- Today we've got pox on the brain; it's syphilis, and the arguments that rage around not only the disease but also the people who may have had it.