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Infested with lice:‘filthy, lice-ridden cells’
lice-infested, lice-riddenView synonyms
- ‘Sara was emaciated, starving, with frostbite, lice-ridden and desperately afraid.’
- ‘The horses were found emaciated and lice-ridden, standing in manure three-foot deep and unable to move.’
- ‘I was met only by the bleak looks of my uncle, my aunt and lice-ridden sister.’
- ‘We, on the other hand, rarely washed and were lice-ridden.’
- ‘The uncomfortable reality of life as a soldier was more likely to be a lice-ridden existence with long, tedious hours of guard duty.’
- ‘Two months later, lice-ridden and in rags, the Portuguese court arrived in Brazil.’
- ‘He described the camp as so lice-ridden that the clothes appeared to move on their own.’
- ‘Frequently, the conditions under which they must survive are deplorable and inhumane - no heat, inadequate food, insufficient beds, lice-ridden blankets, poor sanitation facilities and no exercise.’
- ‘The travelers ate heartily in the straw-thatched, lice-ridden inn, too exhausted to pay any attention to the serving girls.’
- ‘The old flophouses were stinking lice-ridden hellholes with naught but chicken wire and cardboard to segregate the occupants.’
- ‘His description of the lice-ridden homeless is particularly chilling.’
- ‘She comes from a comfortable middle-class background, and her first sight of lice-ridden, emaciated boys and girls from the slums is a shock.’
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