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  • noun Plural form of almshouse.

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Examples

  • The almshouses were the dumping-ground of a community's undesirables, including idiots and even insane, cripples and incurables, epileptics, old people, and orphan children, constituting a social environment that was anything but helpful to human development.

    Society Its Origin and Development

  • It was plain that the almshouses were the unsubstantial fabric of a dream, but no one now dared to refer to them, and Mr. Kendal desired Albinia to write to consult her cousin.

    The Young Step-Mother

  • He had himself been educated at Tamworth, where he had doubtless seen hungry and homeless persons suffering from cleanness of teeth and the winter's rage; and the almshouses were his contribution for their relief.

    Thrift

  • It takes a while to recover from the gardens, the beautiful square of former almshouses and the Victorian gas lamps here.

    10 of the best arts venues in south London

  • Hospitals and almshouses – supreme among them St John's Hospital, Lichfield – also borrowed ecclesiastical devices and symbols.

    Gothic buildings: pillars of faith

  • A large percentage of ugly laws had "poor house clauses" that banished disabled people to jails or almshouses if they couldn't pay the fine.

    Paul Boden: The Quality of Whose Life? Part 3

  • A large percentage of ugly laws had "poor house clauses" that banished disabled people to jails or almshouses if they couldn't pay the fine.

    Paul Boden: The Quality of Whose Life? Part 3

  • A large percentage of ugly laws had "poor house clauses" that banished disabled people to jails or almshouses if they couldn't pay the fine.

    Paul Boden: The Quality of Whose Life? Part 3

  • The next meeting of Greenwich Industrial History Society is on 20th January and features Richard Hartree on John Penn - Penns were the mega maritime engineering works on Blackheath Hill Wickes site and were responsible for major breakthroughs in steam powered technology - founded the local almshouses and John himself was an MP.

    Next gihs meeting - Penns

  • Later the poor were shunted into almshouses, intended to promote work, temperance and character.

    The Culture Of Poverty

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