leprosy

Part of speech: noun

A chronic skin - disease with ulcerous spots and scaling off of dead tissue.

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Usage examples "leprosy":

  1. And visions of leprosy, and Rose shrinking her skirts from contact with him, shadowed out and away in his mind. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. After some consideration, Anthony decided grudgingly that, on the whole, leprosy was worse than footmanhood, though less degrading. - "Anthony Lyveden", Dornford Yates.
  3. They were called by the common name of lepers, and probably the leprosy strictly so called was awfully common. - "The Coming of the Friars", Augustus Jessopp.