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Indoor relief

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Indoor relief support given to paupers in public buildings, as opposed to Outdoor relief, or help given them at their own homes
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Usage

In literature:

Hour after hour, night and day, indoors and out, he bore her in his arms, trying to give her relief.
"Ramona" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Mr. Manston was not indoors, which was a relief to her.
"Desperate Remedies" by Thomas Hardy
Systems of indoor sweating found for their antidote the pauper system of outdoor relief.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
What a blessed relief this is from that choking atmosphere indoors!
"The Crooked Stick" by Rolf Boldrewood
She turned pale, and, to the relief of the squireens, retired indoors.
"My Lords of Strogue Vol. III, (of III)" by Lewis Wingfield
Charitable institutions take, as a rule, the two forms of outdoor and indoor relief and attendance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

In the midst of this summer's heat wave, we still enjoy a measure of outdoor time, but certainly relish the air-conditioned relief indoors.
Deluxe strain relief grips, suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, are corrosion resistant and feature endless stainless steel wire mesh weave to provide easy installation and arc-of-bend control.
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