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pest house

n.
A hospital for patients affected with plague or other infectious disease.
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Up the hill, there is a pesthouse, where thirty-one-year-old Margaret has come to recover from the flux.
This led to her having her head shaved, followed by incarceration in a quarantine hut - the Pesthouse of the title - which stands on a hill above the town.
The result was that some addicts died, coughing up blood in buckets like so many unattended paupers in a Victorian pesthouse.
And then there was Antoine-Jean Gros, who painted the Emperor of the French visiting the pesthouse in Jaffa on March 11 1799.
British writer Jim Crace is the author of nine previous novels, including The Pesthouse (*** July/Aug 2009), Being Dead (which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001), and The Gift of Stones (1988).
The former journalist is the author of nine novels - his latest, The Pesthouse, won the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award.