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  • n. Plural form of lazar.


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  • The bone was starting to re-form; thus the lazars kept their rotting bodies functional.

    Into the Labyrinth

  • One that hadn't been seized by these wretched lazars.

    Into the Labyrinth

  • Let thy blood be thy direction till thy death! then, if she that lays thee out says thou art a fair corpse, I’ll be sworn and sworn upon’t she never shrouded any but lazars.

    Act II. Scene III. Troilus and Cressida

  • And he would visit the houses of lepers and lazars, and was wont oft to enter into their houses, and by his commandment the women were departed from the men.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • On a time he met a leper whom naturally men abhor, but he remembered him of the word that was said of God, and ran to him and kissed him, and anon the lazar vanished away, wherefore he went to the habitation of the lazars and kissed devoutly their hands, and gave to them money, and let them have no need of such as he might do.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • They contented themselves, therefore, with watching his course, and were not a little surprised and alarmed to find the whole troop of lazars set off after him, making the sacred walls ring with their cries.

    Old Saint Paul's A Tale of the Plague and the Fire

  • Around the little conduit standing in front of the Old Change, at the western extremity of Cheapside, were three lazars laving their sores in the water; while, in the short space between this spot and Wood-street,

    Old Saint Paul's A Tale of the Plague and the Fire

  • A troop of lazars, with sheets folded around them, glided, like phantoms, along Paul's Walk, and mimicked in a ghastly manner the air and deportment of the gallants who had formerly thronged the place.

    Old Saint Paul's A Tale of the Plague and the Fire

  • The Fatal Lozenge: An Alphabet 1961, a compilation of twenty-six four-line rhymes with accompanying drawings that involves the unspeakable acts committed by cads, fetishists, lazars, proctors, hermits, undines, yeggs, zouaves, and felonious monks.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Here, however, all the lazars and the wretched in Rome were collected together; hundreds of young and old in that extreme of squalor, nakedness, and disease which affrights the

    The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West, Esq. Composed from Materials Furnished by Himself


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