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foundling hospital

an institutional home for foundlings.
Origin of foundling hospital
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why I hope you don't come into my house from the foundling hospital?'

  • The child was left at the foundling hospital in my presence.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • On his return to London he fitted up the kitchen of the foundling hospital.

  • And Hogarth, a governor and guardian of the foundling hospital, originated it.

    Hogarth C. Lewis Hind
  • Their foundling hospital, it is said, had its origin in a most touching circumstance.

    Famous Firesides of French Canada Mary Wilson Alloway
  • To think of your turning Cousin Horace's house into a foundling hospital!

  • There is, perhaps, no more strange sight in all Paris, than the assemblage of babies in the apartments of the foundling hospital.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • He conducted it once a year for the benefit of the foundling hospital.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • This great infirmary is also a foundling hospital, and there was a large number of children to provide for.

    The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • In 1432 a foundling hospital was established, and in 1435 public schools.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

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