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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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A more elegant experience is offered in the show's most impressive work, Glory Hole, 2010, a semireflective, semitransparent threesided glass cubicle with a crotch-level, circular cutout facing the door--suggesting a Dan Graham pavilion designed for the Slammer.
A few more dabs into some gold glass powder and the addition of a handful of tiny glass flowers and the whole thing goes back into the glory hole where the forces of chemistry step in to give the paperweight the studio's distinctive iridescent sheen.
'I got my dress in the Glory Hole. It was too big for me at the back and Dan pinned it up for me.
The 18th Death or Glory hole at Llandrindod Wells is a 297-yard, par four.
Cleanup sites will be located in the Glory Hole and Tuttletown Recreation Areas, New Melones Lake Marina, and the Parrotts Ferry Area.
The European Investment Bank started out in the early 1990s - from a much mocked marble-lined glory hole in the City - as a supplier of easy loans to modernise railways, roads and whatever in recently communist central Europe.
The same no-bullshit, fun-at-all-costs coverage of the San Jose area and elsewhere, including a trip to the Glory Hole, DIY skate construction, "Godzilla Versus Mega Muska," and rollerblading soft target Li'l Chubbs gets a taste of peer pressure and bad influences from the band the Cliftons.
'There was also a small office just off the kitchen, which became a bit of a glory hole and never seemed to be free of clutter.'
The Bureau of Reclamation wants visitors to know that due to drought conditions, the Glory Hole concrete boat ramp at New Melones Lake may be closed during the Labor Day Holiday Weekend if the lake level reaches 865 feet elevation.
Glasgow: Mr Ben's, King Street: 0141 553 1936 The Glory Hole, Ruthven Lane: 0141 357 5662.
The charging stations are located at the Glory Hole Recreation Areas Ironhorse Campground and in the Tuttletown Recreation Areas Lupine Day Use Area.
JQ: Somewhere between an iris shot and a glory hole. The title and the way the installation forces one to crouch a little to see into the peepholes implicates the audience as cowards.