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Even the poor-rate, which diminished at first after the passage of the new law, attained its old height after a few years.The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844|Frederick Engels
The poor-rate was levied upon a community of paupers, and the 'godless colleges' were denounced by Rome as well as Oxford.Lord George Bentinck|Benjamin Disraeli
She sold the Sunday clothes of her son to pay the poor-rate, and she received a relief-ticket when she went to leave her rate.
There is no attempt to evade this poor-rate which custom has decided shall be paid.Sidelights on Chinese Life|J. Macgowan
They are indeed a poor-rate paid in kind such as in early times would naturally spring up among an agricultural people.