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When Quakers Charles and Rhoda Coffin ministered in prisons and workhouses across the United States in the 1860s, the couple witnessed the deplorable conditions that inmates, in particular, women faced.
Dom is a workhouse, a great athlete and a great lacrosse player.
Roosevelt Island, the skinny, two-mile-long strip of land between Manhattan and Queens in the East River, has been home to a prison, a lunatic asylum, a smallpox hospital and a workhouse, among other institutions.
This stainless steel workhouse includes a steam wand for frothing milk, an automatic flow stop and memory function for cup volume.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers: Not buying Ty Montgomery as a workhouse running back, so make Rodgers the No. 1 quarterback.
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