jail bird

Definitions

  • The Jail-bird
    The Jail-bird
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jail bird a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
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Usage

In literature:

If Mrs. Rose doesn't mind associating with jail-birds, I don't see why you should.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
Look at that low-browed Scythian slave: he has been a pickpocket and a jail-bird.
"The Life of St. Paul" by James Stalker
Like a jail-bird I should say, Miss.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
Jail birds, both on y', I bet.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Before I left Halifax, I learned some particulars of that famous flock of jail birds.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
Go an' pack your kit; I'll have no jail-birds aboard my ship.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Hank Johnson and his jail-bird pal are down on Four Mile Blaze.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I don't want Suzette to marry a jail-bird.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
You know what the jail-bird is, and he doesn't want to get sent back to prison.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
In her character of old jail-bird, Mother Toulouche made herself quickly at home.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
I say to him, I say: 'Anything wrong in this house, jail-bird?
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Tell me, won't the fellers stare when we walk into camp drivin' these jail birds before us?
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
And are you only a jail-bird?
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
Ten Euyck' and the sister of a jail-bird!
""Persons Unknown"" by Virginia Tracy
I don't fancy, either, what Slump remarked about young Palmer being a jail bird.
"Ralph, the Train Dispatcher" by Allen Chapman
Oh, you jail bird, I'll teach you!
"Shrewsbury" by Stanley J. Weyman
He thought of the joy that a jail bird must feel when he sees the gates opening to let him into the free world.
"Cape of Storms" by Percival Pollard
I'm more surprised at yourself, that you can consort with such a jail-bird.
"Katerfelto" by G. J. Whyte-Melville
My duty is clear; respectable citizens must be protected against escaped jail-birds and vagrants of your order.
"Dead Man's Love" by Tom Gallon
Would he be recognised as a jail-bird?
"To Him That Hath" by Leroy Scott
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In news:

MBTA suspends jail bird Blue Line driver.
With a black cap sporting a thin band of white across their eyes -- are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and individuals who disturb nesting areas are subject to fines of as much as $15,000 or 6 months in jail.
Malcolm X lived many different kinds of lives: a black boy in a white world, a hip outlaw, a studious jail bird, a disciplined Muslim and a man of the people who brought a message whose time had come.
Little Falls Fire Department 10, Jail Birds 9.
What does it take to get some jail birds fired.
Why do we put up with the drunks and jail birds.
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