from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A spa or resort that specializes in weight loss.
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- n. A health club or resort running weight-loss programs.
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- n. a health spa that specializes in helping people lose weight
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The talk ran high all over the country on the subject of this marriage, and opinions were greatly divided; some congratulating Mr. Van Brunt on having made himself one of the richest land-holders "in town" by the junction of another fat farm to his own; some pitying him for having got more than his match within doors, and "guessing he'd missed his reckoning for once."