Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 663. Bane.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
2. Degree of Subservience
663. Bane.
NOUN:BANE, curse, hereditary evil, thorn in the flesh; bête noir [F.], bugbear; evil [See Evil]; hurtfulness (badness) [See Badness]; painfulness (cause of pain) [See Painfulness]; scourge (punishment) [See Scourge]; damnosa hereditas [L.]; white elephant.
  rust, worm, helminth, moth, “moth and rust” [Bible], fungus, mildew; dry rot; canker, cankerworm; cancer; viper (evildoer) [See Evildoer]; demon [See Evil Spirits].
  STING, fang, thorn, tang [dial. Eng.], bramble, brier or br ar, nettle.
  POISON, leaven, virus, venom; arsenic, Prussic acid, antimony, tartar emetic, strychnine, tannin or tannic acid, nicotine; miasma or miasm, effluvium, mephitis, stench; fetor [See Fetor]; malaria, azote [rare], nitrogen, coal gas, illuminating gas, natural gas, gas, poison gas, mustard gas, chlorine, tear gas, lachrymose gas; sewer gas; pest.
  Albany hemp, arsenious -oxide, - acid; bichloride of mercury; carbonic acid, - gas; choke damp, black damp, fire damp, afterdamp, marsh gas, methane; cyanide of potassium, carbolic acid, corrosive sublimate; hydrocyanic acid, hydrocyanide; nux vomica, ratsbane.
  toxicant, intoxicant, deliriant, delirifacient, hemlock, hellebore, nightshade, deadly nightshade, belladonna, henbane, aconite; banewort, opium, bhang [India], ganja [India], hemp, cannabin, hashish; Upas tree.
  [SCIENCE OF POISONS] toxicology.
ADJECTIVE:BANEFUL (bad) [See Badness]; poisonous (unwholesome) [See Insalubrity].
  1. Bibere venenum in auro.
  2. My bane and antidote are both before me.—Addison
  3. This even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips.—Macbeth
  4. die
  5. Like a poisoned rat in a hole.—Swift



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