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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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The poor farm housed indigent men who came to the city for work.
Countryside: We are again inviting all readers of Countryside magazine to our homestead, known as The Poor Farm, for a long weekend of exchanging ideas with like-minded people.
He said that some of the issues hitting the livestock sector includes conventional methods of raising animals, poor farm management and limited awareness of productivity, hygiene and breeding practices in the farmers' community.
Poor farm biosecurity and trading of infected poultry are the main causes of the disease spread, according to the FAO.
One eyewitness, meanwhile, confirmed the fatalities were poor farm workers.
Due mainly to animal diseases and poor farm gate prices, Mr Bowman believes his industry is in danger of losing a generation of farmers - his generation - which is his motivation for taking up the post for the next two years.
The unscientific "kill them all" strategy applied to the poor farm animals is contrasted by the more sensitive approach to the badger.
Readers will be caught up from the first page when 11-year-old orphan Nick Dray runs away from a county poor farm in Texas to the fabled city of San Francisco.
Arch was born in 1826, the son of a poor farm labourer in Barford, south Warwickshire, and went on to be elected MP for North-west Norfolk.
Matthews who was born a poor farm boy in the 1840s and who grew up to risk his life supplying corn and wheat to the Confederate forces during the Civil War.
Koji, a poor farm boy in feudal Japan, is kidnapped by a secret clan of ninjas who live in the forest, and trained to be one of them.