Lazar house a lazaretto; also, a hospital for quarantine.

(Laz`a*ret" Laz`a*ret"to) n. [F. lazaret, or It. lazzeretto, fr. Lazarus. See Lazar.] A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases.

Layer to Leader

(Lay"er) n. [See Lay to cause to lie flat.]

1. One who, or that which, lays.

2. [Prob. a corruption of lair.] That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion.

3. A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.

4. An artificial oyster bed.

(Lay"er*ing), n. A propagating by layers. Gardner.

(Lay"ing) n.

1. The act of one who, or that which, lays.

2. The act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch.

3. The first coat on laths of plasterer's two-coat work.

(Lay"land`) n. [Lay a meadow + land.] Land lying untilled; fallow ground. [Obs.] Blount.

(Lay"man) n.; pl. Laymen [Lay, adj. + man.]

1. One of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some particular profession, in distinction from those who do.

Being a layman, I ought not to have concerned myself with speculations which belong to the profession.

2. A lay figure. See under Lay, n. Dryden

(Lay"ner) n. [See Lanier.] A whiplash. [Obs.]

(Lay"ship) n. The condition of being a layman. [Obs.] Milton.

(Lay"stall`) n.

1. A place where rubbish, dung, etc., are laid or deposited.[Obs.] B. Jonson.

Smithfield was a laystall of all ordure and filth.

2. A place where milch cows are kept, or cattle on the way to market are lodged. [Obs.]

(La"zar) n. [OF. lazare, fr. Lazarus the beggar. Luke xvi. 20.] A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper. Chaucer.

Like loathsome lazars, by the hedges lay.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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