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    Smile give alms to the halt

    What does this mean? ''She gave alms to the halt.'' What does halt mean?

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    Re: give alms to the halt

    "halt" is an adjective meaning "lame" or "crippled" but is not commonly used today.

    To give alms means to give money or goods as charity.

    If you use an adjective with "the" to describe a class or group of people, it acts as a noun: the English, the rich, the poor, the homeless, the halt.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: give alms to the halt

    I see, thanks keith

    have a nice day,
    madox

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