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  • noun obsolete Leprosy.

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  • noun obsolete leprosy


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Middle English meselrie, Old French mesellerie. See measle.


  • And for the cruelty of Constantine God sent him such a sickness that he became lazar and measel, and by the counsel of his physicians he got three thousand young children for to have cut their throats, for to have their blood in a bath all hot, and thereby he might be healed of his measelry.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Simon the leper, whom our Lord healed of his measelry, and bade Jesu Christ to dinner, and after the Ascension of our Lord, he was ordained of the apostles bishop of Emmaus, full of great virtues.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3


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