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  • n. Plural form of leprosy.


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  • White phlegm, which is dangerous if kept in, by reason of the air bubbles, is not equally dangerous if able to escape through the pores, although it variegates the body, generating diverse kinds of leprosies.


  • He had seen battles, too, in his time in the world, as far afield as Acre and Ascalon and Jerusalem in the first Crusade, and witnessed deaths crueller than disease, and heathen kinder than Christians, and he knew of leprosies of the heart and ulcers of the soul worse than any of these he poulticed and lanced with his herbal medicines.

    The Leper of Saint Giles

  • I will here forbeare to write any thing of the benefits which it affordeth against old and inveterate itches, morphewes, leprosies, &c.

    Spadacrene Anglica The English Spa Fountain

  • Through some strange quickening of inner life the leprosies of sin were slowly eating the thing away.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • The leprosies, and the crucifixions, and the sorceries, and the rest of it are ugly; but then

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • R. José said, “all seas may purify in flowing, but they are disallowed for issues, and leprosies, and for purifying with them the water of the ashes of the red heifer.”

    Hebrew Literature

  • “The water in them is disallowed for issues and leprosies, or to purify with it as with the water of the ashes of the heifer, since it is not filled in a vessel.”

    Hebrew Literature

  • A sympathetic reader of _The Death-Wake_ would perhaps have expected the leprosies and lunacies to drop off, and the genius, purged of its accidents, to move into a pure transparency.

    The Death-Wake or Lunacy; a Necromaunt in Three Chimeras

  • Their epilepsies, leprosies, -- the hardness of heart, the insensibility to the higher life, -- these moved him with a great pity.

    The Chief End of Man

  • Tell them -- and this, experience attests -- that every man born under the sign of Saturn is melancholy and pituitous, taciturn and solitary, poor and vain; that that sluggish star predisposes to superstition and fraud, directs epilepsies and varices, hemorrhoids and leprosies; that it is, alas! the great purveyor to hospital and prison -- and the scientists will shrug their shoulders and laugh at you.



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