from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See lazzaroni.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A variant of lazzaroni, plural of lazzarone.


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  • The consequence is that these sixty thousand people, fellow-creatures of ours, who are known as the lazaroni of Naples, whom we half pity and altogether despise, and look upon as lowest members of the

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • Italian lazaroni -- and a poorer material can scarcely well be conceived.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Naples has itself to offer to the visitor, with its never-ending gayety and its many-sided life -- its brilliant cafés, its lively theatres, its gay pantomimes, its buffooneries, its macaroni, its lazaroni, and its innumerable festivities.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • "I remember when I landed there at least fifty lazaroni followed me to carry my carpet-bag."

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • These were the men who originated those daily rumors which threw both government and people into a fever of agitation; who taught new hopes and new desires to the most degraded population of Christendom, and inspired even the lazaroni with wild ideas of human rights -- of liberty, fraternity, and equality.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • The drifting currents of the air bore them resistlessly along in wide and never-ending curves upward in spiral movements towards the zenith; and then off in ever-increasing speed, with ever-widening gyrations, toward the sunset, where the clouds grew red, and lazaroni grinned from behind --

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • And most amusing of all is the street most favored of the lazaroni.

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • There are sixty thousand lazaroni in this gay city.

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • There are streets unrivalled for gayety, forever filled to overflowing with the busy, the laughing, the jolly; dashing officers, noisy soldiers, ragged lazaroni, proud nobles, sickly beggars, lovely ladies; troops of cavalry galloping up and down; ten thousand caleches dashing to and fro.

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • Even after the travellers had started on foot in search of lodgings the lazaroni did not desert them.

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX


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