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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." I was so curious to know the truth of this story, that I desired Agrippa might be called, who was admiral in that fight.
They'll never put me in the poor farm so long as I support myself.
As we struggle with the heat, spare a thought for the poor farm animals that are exported across Europe from Britain.
Ed Speleers played young hero Eragon, a poor farm boy, with John Malkovich as King Galbatorix.
'However, Sarawak is not able to capitalise on its existing durian trees due to poor farm management resulting in unproductive trees, lack of processing facilities and poor coordination among the stakeholders,' he said.
This makes it difficult for banks to reach out to the under-served segments of agricultural borrowers which, in turns, results in poor farm care and little investment in farming innovation.
Farmers and ginners are however, expecting cotton production of around 11 million bales against the official target of over 14 million due to poor farm inputs, including poor quality seed, late sowing and severe shortage of water.
Previous topics have included the McHenry County Poor Farm; the rise of women's organizations in mid-19th century; controversy surrounding "dirty dancing" in the 1920s; and consternation in 1906 involving newfangled automobiles -- i.e.
And as she effectively evokes the drudgery of poor farm life and the deeply ingrained racism, she also elicits terrific moving performances from her cast.
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.
Countryside: It is time, once again, to invite all Countryside readers to attend the annual Countryside reunion at our homestead we call "The Poor Farm" in southwestern Indiana.