borstal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n borstal formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
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Usage

In literature:

Real ships are not annexes of Westminster Abbey or Borstal Reformatory.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
He is not a criminal and earth is not a Borstal Institution.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
I have always said that the hanging gardens of Borstal knocked spots off the hanging gardens of Babylon, and now I know it.
"A Dweller in Mesopotamia" by Donald Maxwell
At Caversham there is a small proportion of the inmates who should be transferred to a Borstal institution.
"Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders" by W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
THE DREADFUL DOOM OF BERTRAM BORSTAL.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
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In news:

The misadventures of a Borstal girl form the sad, despairing and warmly erotic story of "A World Like This," the first novel by Helen Benedict.
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