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foundling hospital

  1. an institutional home for foundlings.
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Origin of foundling hospital

First recorded in 1750–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Fifteen thousand pounds were allowed for improving London bridge; and forty thousand on account, for the Foundling-hospital.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.

    Tobias Smollett