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Lazaroʹne (3 syl.);

Italian Lazzaro, plu. Lazzarõni. The mob. Originally applied to all those people of Naples who lived in the streets, not having any habitation of their own. So called from the hospital of St. Lazarus, which served as a refuge for the destitute of that city. Every year they elected a chief, called the Capo Lazzaro. Masaniello, in 1647, with these vagabonds accomplished the revolution of Naples. In 1798 Michele Sforza, at the head of the Lazzaroni, successfully resisted Etienne Championnet, the French general.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Lay Out (To)
Lay about One (To)
Lay by the Heels (To)
Lay of the Last Minstrel
Lay to One’s Charge (To)
Layers-over for Meddlers
Lazar House or Lazaretto
Lazarillo de Tormës (1553)
Lazy Lawrence of Lubberland
Lazy Lobkin (A)
Lazy Man’s Load
Lazyland (Gone to)
LÉtat cest Moi (I am the State)
Le Roi le Veut (French, The king wills it.)

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