county farm


county farm
   American
   an institution where people are detained involuntarily Either through mental illness or as convicts:
    They met a gang of wandering hobos or a band of niggers escaped from the county farm. (King, 1996)

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  • county farm — noun : the poor farm of a county * * * a farm maintained for the poor by a county. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * county farm, (formerly) a farm supported by a county, on which poor people were allowed to live and work …   Useful english dictionary

  • county farm — a farm maintained for the poor by a county. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • county farm — An institution located on a tract of farmland, in some states for the care of indigent, in other states for the detention of prisoners under sentence for crime, and in either case, ordinarily using the services of such inmates as are physically… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • County Farm Bridge (Dover, New Hampshire) — County Farm Bridge U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • County Farm Bridge (Wilton, New Hampshire) — County Farm Bridge U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Sussex County Farm and Horse Show — The Sussex County Farm and Horse Show is a ten day agricultural fair that is held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey every August. It has also been known as the New Jersey State Fair since 1999 and attracts approximately… …   Wikipedia

  • Queens County Farm Museum — The Queens County Farm Museum is located on 47 acres of the New York City neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens; the address is 73 50 Little Neck Parkway,Floral Park, New York, 11004. The museum occupies the city s largest remaining tract of… …   Wikipedia

  • Houston County Farm Center — The Houston County Farm Center is a 5,000 seat multi purpose arena in Dothan, Alabama, USA. It hosts locals sporting events and concerts. Big Bird and Snuffalufagus performed Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds on July 1, 2004. It attracted over 4,500… …   Wikipedia

  • farm — A tract of land, consisting of one or any number of acres, having one or many fields, located in one or more than one township or county, devoted to agriculture, either to the raising of crops or pasturage, or both. People ex rel. Rodgers v… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • county home — See almshouse; county farm …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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