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almshouse

An institution created in the 1800s in the UK to house children, adults, the elderly, and the mentally ill, with no distinction among these groups in terms of services.
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After the Amendment Act was in place, someone elderly and infirm who applied for parish relief, like '"Poor old John'" Abdy in Emma (383), would have to leave his family and home to live in the poorhouse or get nothing.
If they could not spare a dollar, then the court deemed them paupers and forced them into the poorhouse.
He also conducted oral history interviews with the children of a poorhouse superintendent.
But an aunt--one of Mabel's sisters--was married to the superintendent of the poorhouse, and the whole family would sometimes stay with her.
History shows that the Tories are more likely to create a Northern Poorhouse than a Powerhouse.
SCOTTISH football is set to endure another four YEARS in the poorhouse before getting the chance to piggy-back on England's latest TV cash bonanza.
FORMER Tory Ann Widdecombe has swapped the Strictly ballroom for a Victorian poorhouse in a tough new reality TV show.
Conclusion He is sure to be thereabouts, but backing long-standing maidens of this sort at short prices is the quick way to the poorhouse and I'll be looking to lay him.
If you wait until after Election Day, you could easily find yourself in the poorhouse.
On the other hand, I've seen "Mad Money" so I know this movie has to make a whole lotta dough on opening weekend before word-of-mouth drags it into the poorhouse.
In her determination to prevent the unborn child being sent to the poorhouse, the mother continued working.
After the accident, the family slips even further toward the poorhouse when Cat becomes addicted to painkillers and then sells Emmaline's brother, Tommy, a deaf-mute, into the worst of all jobs at this time, chimney sweep.