lazaret

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lazaret hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lazaret (Naut) A low space under the after part of the main deck, used as a storeroom.
    • Lazaret A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lazaret Same as lazaretto.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lazaret, or It. lazzeretto, fr. Lazarus,. See Lazar

Usage

In literature:

Where Toulon's white-walled lazaret looks southward o'er the wave, Sits he that trusted in the word a son of Louis gave.
"Ballads" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The two searchers climbed out and walked aft to the lazaret.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
As a rule a ship's lazaret is a small, dark strong-room, used for stowing liquor and articles of value.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
Eat he could not in this lazaret, but sipped a little of the dark Kirin brew, and plunged again into his researches.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
Those seriously wounded were sent to the lazaret, or hospital proper.
"Three Times and Out" by Nellie L. McClung
It is an arboreal lazaret, a venereal clinic.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
From this cultivated moral lazaret!
"The Stranger" by August von Kotzebue
But when he groped his way back into the main cabin his hands came in contact with the inside of the lazaret door.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
This I procured from the lazaret, and he pronounced it available.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
Come and take him to the lazaret.
"In the Orbit of Saturn" by Roman Frederick Starzl
Anyway we have the stuff, and stowed safe in the lazaret.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The steward will open the lazaret and send up barrels and things.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty
There was a shuffling sound at the door of the lazaret, and opportunity wheeled and fled.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
The lazaret of Marseilles, is at this day exactly what it was at the beginning of the last century.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
Private houses and business places, as well as lazarets and hospitals, are unmolested.
"And the Kaiser abdicates" by S. Miles Bouton
There's another one down in the lazaret.
"The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats" by James R. Mears
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In poetry:

Where Toulon's white-walled lazaret looks southward o'er the wave,
Sits he that trusted in the word a son of Louis gave.
O noble faith of noble heart! And was the warning vain,
The text writ by the BOURBON in the blurred black book of Spain?
"Abd-El-Kader At Toulon Or, The Caged Hawk" by William Makepeace Thackeray