"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 17 January 2010


A lazaret was a hospital for persons with infectious diseases and leprosy; was also a quarantine station for maritime travellers. Lazarets could be ships permanently at anchor, isolated islands, or mainland isolated hospitals.

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