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almshouse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology, Welfare
almshousealms‧house /ˈɑːmzhaʊs/ (plural -houses /-haʊzɪz/) noun [countable]  SSPEWin Britain in the past, a house where a poor person was allowed to live without paying rent
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almshouseFor more than 300 years, since 1602, the building was used as an almshouse, but its beginnings were less humble.It was a little like those dinky almshouse squares you sometimes see from a bus and wish you could live in.It was appropriate that he should end his days in the masculine fastness of an Elizabethan almshouse in London.In 1838 Smith was rejected for a place in the Trinity House almshouse, being under age.A row of pollard willows sometimes resembles a procession of almshouse men.Next to the Chapel is the former infirmary - later the almshouse.They suggested she go to the almshouse.
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