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- Noun

A person affected with leprosy.

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    Simon the Leper is a biblical figure mentioned by the Gospels according to Matthew and Mark. These two books narrate how Jesus made a visit to the house of Simon the Leper at Bethany during the course of which a woman anoints the head of Jesus with costly ointment. Bethany was the home of Simon the Leper as well as Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.

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  • Leper Queen

    Leper Queen

    The Leper Queen is a fictional villain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is the masked leader of the Sapien League, an extremist anti-mutant organization similar to the Friends of Humanity.

  • Adam the Leper

    Adam the Leper was the leader of a fourteenth-century robber band, operating in the south east of England in the 1330s and 1340s. Like the north Midlands bandits Eustace Folville and James Cotterel, he and his gang specialised in theft, especially directed against the royal court and its agents. Unlike these contemporaries, he seems to have concentrated mainly on urban centres. The best documented of his crimes involved a night-time attack against a London merchant with ties to Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III. According to Luke Owen Pike, while the trader was holding a number of the queen's jewels in safekeeping, Adam and his gang laid siege to his house, demanding Philippa's property be surrendered to them. When the man refused, his house was set alight, and the treasure seized by force. This was the most serious loss of royal property through criminal seizure since Richard of Pudlicott's attack on the treasury of Edward I in 1303.

  • Damien The Leper Society

    The Damien The Leper Society, formerly the Blessed Damien Society, is a non-profit organization aiding victims of leprosy in Vietnam and the Philippines. It is registered in Florida, United States.

  • New Test Leper

    New Test Leper

    "New Test Leper" is a song by R.E.M., included on their tenth studio album, New Adventures in Hi-Fi , which was released in 1996. It wasn't released as a single; its only non-album issue was on a 1996 Germany -only-released Warner Bros. Records promotional CD. The song was also included in the greatest hits compilation Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982–2011 , released in 2011 soon after the group disbanded. The song was played live throughout the Up tour in 1998 and 1999. In 2003, it was played live for two concerts, was played once in 2005, once in 2007, and one final time in 2008.

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