from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. commonly, a dwelling house erected for the purpose of being rented, and divided into separate apartments or tenements for families. The term is often applied to apartment houses occupied by poor families, often overcrowded and in poor condition.
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- n. a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
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