Saturday, 24 March 2012

Entry: lazarettes (n.)


In context: "Leave your lazarettes and oubliettes."

Definition: From lazaretto (n.): house for the reception of the diseased poor, esp. lepers; a hospital, pest-house. (Chiefly used with reference to foreign countries.)

Other: Also, helpfully from dictionary.com, "Also called glory hole. Nautical . a small storeroom within the hull of a ship, especially one at the extreme stern. "


SNOOT score: 2

Page: 190
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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