from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Leprosy.


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  • The pleasure continued with lepre in civ ê t con polenta, or jugged hare with polenta.

    Italian Innovation and Tradition

  • If the region's town fathers want to do more to promote their fegato alla salvia or pappardelle sulla lepre, they would do better to scrape away some of their labor restrictions and give local producers and restaurateurs more reason to compete with foreign upstarts.

    Pappardelle Protectionism

  • "The pearls were no good; never bury pearls," says Shaw with a lepre chaun's grin.

    Revenge Of The Refugees

  • Franca Rame continues with "Parti femminili" and participates in a production for RAI 2, "Una lepre con la faccia da bambina", a film by Gianni Sera on the ecological disaster in Seveso.

    Dario Fo - Biography

  • The swan flapped its wings, boxing its rider's ears, while the lepre - chaun pinched a passing matron and the unicorn bucked its rider completely off.


  • Nu loke we yef we bieþ clene of þise lepre. þat is to siggen of diadliche senne.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • And ure lord him seide and sp {re} dde his hond. and tok his lepre {;} hic wille seide ure lord þet þu bi clensed. and al {} so raþe he was i {} warisd of his maladie.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Ne for þo litle sennen. þet noman hine ne mai loki. nis noon deseurd pardurableliche fram gode {;} ne fram holi chereche. for lepre is man deseurd of þo co {m} painie of gode and of alle his angles. þat is to sigge for diadliche  {150} senne.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • The lepre-chaun promised that I'd have full warning before anything happened.

    The Moon Pool

  • In true friendship, it is a generall and universall heat, and equally tempered, a constant and setled heat, all pleasure and smoothnes, that hath no pricking or stinging in it, which the more it is in lustfull love, the more is it but a raging and mad desire in following that which flies us, Come segue la lepre il cacciatore

    Of Friendship.


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