There are better reasons for putting such a man in the pesthouse than one who has smallpox.
William King, surgeon to the pesthouse, petitioned for a pension in 1611.
For he that without a just cause goeth into a pesthouse, may thank himself, if he get the plague.
My mother would sooner have entered a pesthouse than the banqueting-hall where they feast, on Olympus.
It was the time of cholera; the boat might have become a pesthouse any moment.
He laughed, danced and sang at the pesthouse—things he was never known to do before.
At this broad hint, the curious crowd reluctantly withdrew, and left the trio alone at the pesthouse threshold.
Later, epidemics of smallpox and cholera have made a prison and a pesthouse of Manila.