Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A child brought up in a charity-school or on a charitable foundation.

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Examples

  • She had been the orphan, the charity-child, and now --

    Arabella

  • For, how often have I heard the unfortunate working man lectured, as if he were a little charity-child, humid as to his nasal development, strictly literal as to his Catechism, and called by

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