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Jailhouse   /dʒˈeɪlhˌaʊs/   Listen

A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence).  Synonyms: clink, gaol, jail, pokey, poky, slammer.

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"Jailhouse" Quotes from Famous Books

... them—and on the state of their spiritual atmosphere depended all her cheerfulness and comfort; and now the cool, distant, sorrowful condition of the members of the little family circle—"ebery single mudder's son and darter ob 'em, superamblated off to derself like pris'ners in a jailhouse"—as she said—depressed her spirits very much. Jenny's reaction from depression was always quite querulous. And toward the height of the storm, there was a reaction ...
— The Missing Bride • Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

Words linked to "Jailhouse" :   bastille, lockup, correctional institution, clink, hoosegow, holding cell, hoosgow, workhouse, house of correction

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