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poorhouse

(formerly) a publicly maintained institution offering accommodation to the poor

poorhouse

A building, often supported by a community or by a religious organization, that provide housing and minimal services for the indigent; also See almshouse and bettering house.
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When Kirch Gruppe collapsed in 2002, the liquidators sold RM Arts and Music to Arthaus Musik, while Moritz went on to create Poorhouse International, a London-registered Munich-based company a year later.
We're fighting a Government treating us as the Northern Poorhouse.
Additionally, Derbyshire's poorhouse residents were surprisingly well fed.
Those classified as insane were housed in a separate building, which wasn't the case at every Michigan poorhouse.
Businesses and households were living beyond their means; the nation was in hock, Micawber-style, and heading for the poorhouse.
Conclusion Clear form pick, but taking odds-on about a horse without any previous course experience is usually a quick route to the poorhouse.
The only nineteenth-century article specifically about the ugly law in the Chicago Tribune, written several days after the publication of the new ordinances, states that getting crippled beggars out of sight by putting them in the poorhouse "WILL BE A PUBLIC BENEFIT" (capitals in original) because they tend to be a "shock to the ordinary nerves.
amethysts from the Painter Farm, microclines from the Poorhouse quarry, clinochlore variety kammererite from the Scott mine, and others.
12) More recent scholarship accepts the notion that elite interests drove the construction of the poorhouse, but focuses equal attention on how impoverished people exhibited agency in navigating the new institutions to satisfy their own needs.
Emily Van Sheldon wants anything in the world to get out of the poorhouse, even if it means marrying only for profit.
It's safe to assume that losing a deposit won't put you in the poorhouse.
Once ashore, he approached a decaying building, formerly Newport's poorhouse, placed his hand on the dilapidated door and said: