noun, plural poor·hous·es [poor-hou-ziz]. /ˈpʊərˌhaʊ zɪz/.
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The closure of poorhouses shifted that burden onto hospitals.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million.|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|September 22, 2020|ProPublica
For these people, under the older dispensation, there was nothing but the poorhouse, the jail or starvation by the roadside.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
I don't much like to say the poorhouse, where I was took after my folks died, and I hate to say Mrs. Stott's truck-farm.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
When we arrived at Posen we took up our quarters in the Jewish poorhouse, the master of which was a poor jobbing tailor.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
But it would mean all the difference between penury and dread of the poorhouse on the one hand and safety on the other to David.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler
In a few weeks, they got on so well that they began to take their relations and friends out of that terrible poorhouse.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall