poor farm


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poor farm

n.
A farm that houses, supports, and employs the poor at public expense.

poor′ farm`


n.
a farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Returning back to his own vessel, he was charged with neglect of duty, and the ship given to a favourite page of Publicola, the vice-admiral; whereupon he retired to a poor farm at a great distance from Rome, and there ended his life.
They'll never put me in the poor farm so long as I support myself.
Through the project, he said, the government is assisting capital formation of the poor farm families, sharpening their skills through training and motivation, allowing them to sit together at courtyard meetings, enabling them to take decisions independently, enabling them to develop need based small family farms and ensuring marketing facilities for their products.
In recent years, we have needed some help with all we do, so my son and his family have moved in to help with all the Poor Farm activities and chores.
We didn't want to pursue the matter as we are poor farm labourers.
In addition, at the farm level, poor farm practices and crop combinations are reflected in wasted water and low yield levels.
There is growing concern over the situation facing the tenanted sector in a climate of poor farm gate prices and with the threat of delayed BPS and agri-environment payments.
In the town of Steeple Chase, Pennsylvania, there's not much for a poor farm girl other than a life of looming drudgery.
A poor monsoon may impact gold prices further as rural demand could dry up due to poor farm income, market players said.
Brooks in 1891 took on the role of warden of the Dana poor farm, a residence for the sick and indigent who lacked relatives to care for them.
He is known for his novel "Hong gaoliang jiazu" (Red Sorghum), which depicts bandit culture, the Japanese occupation and the harsh conditions endured by poor farm workers.
He also blamed the poor farm productivity in Kariz due to water scarcity, dusty weather, unseasonal rain, hails and the poor economic conditions of farmers.