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leper house

noun
1.
a hospital for lepers; leprosarium.
Origin of leper house
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • In earlier times a leper-house existed just beyond the gate.

  • “Besides a general hospital we have likewise a leper-house,” said the bookseller.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • “Besides a general hospital, we have likewise a leper-house,” said the bookseller.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • The existence of these mountebanks was as an existence of lepers in a leper-house, and of the blessed in one of the Pleiades.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • There is no accommodation in the Arab settlement—nothing but the squalid place, and the leper-house beyond.

    True Stories of Girl Heroines Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Before the first notice of the earliest Scotch leper-house that I have been able to trace—viz.

    Archaeological Essays Vol. 2 James Y. Simpson
  • We speak of the churchyard as "haunted," and we recoil in horror from the leper-house or the cholera-camp.

    Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson

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