Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lazaretto.
“Without arguing this matter of my general reputation, accepting it at its current face value, let me add that I have indeed lived life in a very rough school and have seen more than the average man's share of inhumanity and cruelty, from the forecastle and the prison, the slum and the desert, the execution-chamber and the lazar-house, to the battlefield and the military hospital.”
“I will give one thousand sucres to the lazar-house of Quito if a bull kills a man this day.”
“It is most unreasonable to flee the knowledge of good like the infection of a horrible disease, and batten and grow fat in the real atmosphere of a lazar-house.”
“And if some among us take it that banishment to work in the lazar-house is a further penance, thought Cadfael, going away reasonably content, let them take satisfaction from it.”
“Some of them move on, from lazar-house to lazar-house, and make no long stay anywhere.”
“It was originally a lazar-house founded about 1350.”
“Naples, the most delightful spot on earth, perhaps, for situation and climate, to dwell on the recollection like a whited sepulchre, a gilded lazar-house of helpless and incurable wretchedness.”
“It was in the season of a terrible epidemic, and physicians who had braved pestilence and death, heaped together in the great hospitals of the city -- who had made a home of the lazar-house, when to breathe its atmosphere was almost to die -- were among those who were to be given up as victims to party.”
“One out of every forty, or three hundred thousand of our population, have taken up their abode in the lazar-house of drunkenness, and thirty thousand die annually the death of the drunkard.”
“The Colored paupers were turned out of this lazar-house on the Sabbath.”
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