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pesthole

[pest-hohl] /ˈpɛstˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
a place infested with or especially liable to epidemic disease.
Origin of pesthole
1900-1905
1900-05; pest + hole
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  • Three American doctors went down into that pesthole of a Cuban city to offer their lives for a theory.

    The Unspeakable Perk Samuel Hopkins Adams

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