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leprosy
used in The Mill on the Floss

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chronic bacterial disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts
  • That momentary happiness had been smitten with a blight, a leprosy; Stephen thought more lightly of her than he did of Lucy.
    6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (61% in)

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