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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months; A poorhouse where able-bodied poor are compelled to labor.

Usage examples (36)
  • Now it may come to this, as Mr. Belloc maintains, but it is not the theory on which what we call the workhouse does in fact rest.
  • Could words of man go more deeply home to a young heart caged within workhouse walls?
  • The alternative to the workhouse is to go home to Ireland and burden his friends for the rest of his life.
  • To Joan, the workhouse was a word of shame unutterable. for more
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