poor farm
noun Date: 1726 a farm maintained at public expense for the support and employment of needy persons

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  • poor farm — poor′ farm n. a farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers • Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • poor farm — ☆ poor farm n. Historical a farm for paupers, supported by a county or other local government …   English World dictionary

  • poor farm — noun Etymology: poor (II) : a farm maintained at public expense for the support and employment of needy or dependent persons * * * a farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * poor farm, U.S.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor farm — A farm lacking in productivity. A farm operated in connection with a poorhouse. 41 Am J1st Poor L § 33 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • poor farm — a farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Multnomah County Poor Farm — U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

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