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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shop or factory in which employees work long hours at low wages under poor conditions.

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  • noun a factory or other place of work where pay is low and conditions are poor or even illegal.

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  • noun factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry

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