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county home

a county poorhouse.
Also called county house.
Origin of county home
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were the chief instruments in getting him into the county home of Union in 1925.

  • Gaddis married a daughter of Robert Shaw, an old tavern keeper, and many years ago steward of the county home near Uniontown.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • The last engagement she tried to make was to take the guests at the county home out for a car ride.

    Modern Essays John Macy

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