Usage examples for workhouse

  1. Whether the trades of the town, by a considerable manufacture established at the workhouse, will not be deprived of their most useful hands? – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton
  2. He used to say, 'The workhouse was a fine place for a poor man- the food good enough, and enough of it; ' yet he kept a dainty table himself. – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald