Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An adjunct to a charitable lodging-house, or to a workhouse, where wood-sawing or other labor is done.

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Examples

  • Fry then took him out into the labor-yard, which he found perforated with cells about half the size of his hermitage in the corridor.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

  • He had been now three weeks in the jail, and all that time only thrice in the labor-yard.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

  • The labor-yard was a fifteen-stall stable for ditto.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

  • However, one day, from a sense of duty, he forced himself into the labor-yard and walked wincing down the row.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

  • He went into the labor-yard, looked at the cranks, examined the numbers printed on each in order to learn their respective weights, and see that the prisoners were not overburdened.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

  • Thence into the labor-yard, and prepared a crank for an athletic prisoner by secretly introducing a weight, and so making the poor crank a story-teller, and the prologue to punishment.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

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