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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 work·house /-ˌhaʊs/
 少年感化院;養老院

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Work·house n.; pl. Workhouses
 1. A house where any manufacture is carried on; a workshop.
 2. A house in which idle and vicious persons are confined to labor.
 3. A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 workhouse
      n 1: a poorhouse where able-bodied poor are compelled to labor
      2: a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18
         months