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poor farm

a farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers.
Origin of poor farm
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If the risks facing poor farm households can be reduced, their creditworthiness can be increased.
  • The congregation collects money for a poor farm family in their hour of need.
  • For the record, the poor farm has been revised in the game's newer versions.
  • Although the scope of its programs was limited, poor farm families who took part benefited greatly.
  • They are silent testimonials to the days when some people's last resort was the poor house or poor farm.
  • How much this rebound can be attributed to a poor farm economy is difficult to say.

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