from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lazaretto.


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  • 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."

    The Madness of John Harned

  • 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.

    Lay Morals

  • 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.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Some of them move on, from lazar-house to lazar-house, and make no long stay anywhere.

    The Devil's Novice

  • It was originally a lazar-house founded about 1350.

    Wanderings in Wessex An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter

  • 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.

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • 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.

    The Old Homestead

  • 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.

    Select Temperance Tracts

  • The Colored paupers were turned out of this lazar-house on the Sabbath.

    History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens


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