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labor camp

Also called slave labor camp. a penal colony where inmates are forced to work.
a camp for the shelter of migratory farm workers.
Origin of labor camp
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
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  • And then there is the Goethals way of managing a labor camp.

  • That a labor camp does not have to be a plague spot has been gloriously demonstrated by Goethals at Panama.

  • There was a small riot at the labor camp one morning on account of a lack of food and of utensils for cooking.

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  • The cook problem in a labor camp is 296 as difficult to handle as is the so-called "servant" problem of the city.

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