|1.||(Brit) history a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy|
|2.||chiefly (Brit) another name for poorhouse|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
in the United States, a locally administered public institution for homeless, aged persons without means. Such institutions radically declined in number in the second half of the 20th century, replaced by other means of subsistence and care.
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