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  • n. Obsolete spelling of lazaret.

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  • n. hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)


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  • Blake's testimony indicated that the vessel's problems began when a hatch to a stern compartment - known as a lazarette - somehow opened, and that area flooded and knocked out pumps crucial to steering.

    The Seattle Times

  • Scarcely had they departed, when the table was removed; and just beneath where they had been sitting a circular plug closing the entrance to what is known as the "lazarette" was lifted, and out came

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • Here, too, since she was to be eaten and since the taboo had no bearing upon one condemned to be cooked, the thin little Mary from the lazarette was tumbled trussed upon the floor among the many blacks who had teased and mocked her for being fattened by Van Horn for the eating.


  • And they knew fear precisely of the same sort as that of the fear-struck girl below in the lazarette.


  • The sack had been lost among the miscellaneous stores, but Mr. Pike had promised a couple of sailors that afternoon to overhaul the lazarette.


  • You know how he leaped across the opening of the lazarette.

    Chapter 34

  • Between records, Van Horn recollected the girl, and had her haled out of her dark hole in the lazarette to listen to the music.


  • The clock marked a quarter before twelve when he climbed up out of the lazarette, replaced the trapdoor, and hurried to set the table.


  • They reassured him countless times; but he could not believe them, and pried cunningly about the lazarette to see with his own eyes.


  • While this was going on, all in flashing fractions of seconds, Bert Rhine was cautiously inspecting the lazarette through the open booby-hatch.



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  • "The hold is divided by plywood penboards that keep the load from shifting; a shifted load can put a boat over on her side and keep her there until she sinks. There's an industrial freezer in the stern where the food is stored, and then another compartment called the lazarette. The lazarette is where the steering mechanism is housed; like the engine room, it's not sealed off from the rest of the boat."

    —Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm, 1997 (NY: HarperCollins, 1999), 76

    See also usage note on lazaret.

    August 19, 2009

  • "The engine was sucking water with the rear lazarette flooded, and water was popping out the exhaust tube, but despite everything, the Tamira refused to go down."

    —Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, with Malcolm MacPherson, Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs, 23

    June 21, 2008