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lock hospital:

Outdated name for a VD clinic.

ETYMOLOGY: A quarantine hospital for the treatment of venereal-diseases, the Lock Lazar-House, in 15 th century Southwark. The term is mentioned by Captain Francis Grose in his Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811).

See Also: ball locks, cable tie, cleisiophobia, cleithrophobia, cuffs, dog-knotted, lock, lock hospital, lovelock, pick a lock, pick the lock

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