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, lazaretto (laz'ă-ret, -ret'ō), Obsolete term for:
1. A hospital for the treatment of contagious diseases.
2. A place of detention for people in quarantine.
[It. lazzaretto, fr. lazzaro, a leper]


(lăz′ə-rĕt′ō) also




n. pl. lazaret·tos also laza·rets or laza·rettes
1. A hospital treating contagious diseases.
2. A building or ship used as a quarantine station.
3. often lazarette A storage space below deck or between decks on a ship or boat.


(1) Leprosarium. 
(2) A hospital for infectious disease(s). 
(3) A quarantine site.
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DON'T forget retro shops are also glory holes of accessories, handbags and shoes.
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Two small rooms lay either side of a central passage, there was a rear kitchen with a glory hole beyond and space for the chemical toilet, two bedrooms upstairs and not much more.
Fabulous second-hand cashmere and woollen jumpers and cardigans can be found in The Glory Hole, or Saratoga Trunk in Glasgow or Armstrong's in Edinburgh's Grassmarket.
Another element in the same pr int--a wall with a hole--proves to be the end product of images of a guillotine a glory hole, and a mechanism for cutting the filters off cigarettes.
Alife in the English countryside with a spaniel or two at heel, a well-worn tweed jacket in the glory hole under the stairs and a few acres to stride over would seem to suit Edward Fox down to his polished brogues.
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Second-hand shops are a glory hole of old cashmere cardis and jumpers and the classic styles are perfect for now.