Definition of Workhouse

Workhouse n. means: A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.

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Workhouse n. means: A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.

Meaning of Workhouse

Workhouse (n.) means: A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.

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Workhouses (pl. ): of Workhouse

Workhouse (n.): A house where any manufacture is carried on; a workshop.

Workhouse (n.): A house in which idle and vicious persons are confined to labor.

Dietary (n.): A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc.

Poorhouse (n.): A dwelling for a number of paupers maintained at public expense; an almshouse; a workhouse.

Workhouse (n.): A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.

Bridewell (n.): A house of correction for the confinement of disorderly persons; -- so called from a hospital built in 1553 near St. Bride's (or Bridget's) well, in London, which was subsequently a penal workhouse.

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Meaning of Spike

Spike means:     Workhouse

Meaning of Terrier Crop

Terrier Crop means:     Short, bristly haircut (denoting a recent stay in a prison or a workhouse)

Meaning of SPINIKEN

SPINIKEN means: Spiniken was old slang for a workhouse.

Meaning of SPIKE

SPIKE means: Spike is slang for a casual ward of a hostel or formerly workhouse, offering temporary accommodation to the homeless. Spike is slang for a quantity of alcohol added to a drink. Spike is slang for a High Church Anglican; an Anglo−Catholic.Spike is slang for a hypodermic syringe.

Meaning of BIG HOUSE

BIG HOUSE means: Big house is slang for a prison.Big house was old slang for a workhouse.

Meaning of Workhouses

Workhouses means: of Workhouse

Meaning of Workhouse

Workhouse means: A house where any manufacture is carried on; a workshop.

Meaning of Workhouse

Workhouse means: A house in which idle and vicious persons are confined to labor.

Meaning of Dietary

Dietary means: A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc.

Meaning of Poorhouse

Poorhouse means: A dwelling for a number of paupers maintained at public expense; an almshouse; a workhouse.

Meaning of Workhouse

Workhouse means: A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.

Meaning of Bridewell

Bridewell means: A house of correction for the confinement of disorderly persons; -- so called from a hospital built in 1553 near St. Bride's (or Bridget's) well, in London, which was subsequently a penal workhouse.

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Droll means: To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.

Meaning of Lift

Lift means: To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.

Meaning of Merke

Merke means: Murky.

Meaning of Tasteful

Tasteful means: Having or exhibiting good taste; in accordance with good taste; tasty; as, a tasteful drapery.

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Meaning of up

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