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lice-infested

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Definition of lice-infested in English:

adjective

Infested with lice: their hair was lice-infested lice-infested straw beds
More example sentences
  • Here were two young men, remarkably illdressed, lice-infested, walking on the shanks of their skin boots, and almost out of supplies, who had journeyed more or less alone from Repulse Bay, some 200 miles away, in the middle of winter.
  • Visiting a livestock auction in Exeter she saw seven donkeys corralled in a cramped, lice-infested pen and, horrified, resolved to help.
  • On one occasion she was transferred, without explanation, from a hideously overcrowded, lice-infested barrack to a luxurious single apartment with fresh flowers.

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