lazarette

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lazarette ‎(plural lazarettes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of lazaret
    • 1766, Tobias Smollett, Travels through France and Italy, Oxford University Press, 1907, Letter XIII, p. 119, [1]
      Without the harbour, is a lazarette, where persons coming from infected places, are obliged to perform quarantine.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 586:
      There were fish in the lazarettes and rope lockers, fish spilled out the portholes and came flapping out of charts as they were unrolled on the chart table