jail cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jail cell a room where a prisoner is kept
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Usage

In literature:

Bridge and The Oskaloosa Kid were hustled into the single cell of the Payson jail.
"The Oakdale Affair" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
In the mean time the outlaw, double-ironed, was confined in the condemned cell, the strongest portion of the county jail.
"Capitola the Madcap" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
He led Rathburn to one of the single cells, of which there were six on one side of the jail room proper.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
Days and weeks passed and the three imprisoned burglars languished in jail, each in a separate cell.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Meantime, in his cell in the county jail, Joe Newbolt was bearing the heaviest penance of his life.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Grant Adams sat in his cell, with the jail smell of stone and iron and damp in his nostrils.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
If we were, through any misadventure, sent to jail, we would stipulate for permission to carry into our cell Hakluyt's Voyages.
"Old Roads and New Roads" by William Bodham Donne
He carefully felt his way past the jail's only cell, and along the back wall.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It wasn't a jail cell.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Up to the advent of Superintendent Riley, there were in Auburn Prison two types of punishment cells: the jail, and the screen cells.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
Elsewhere, the insane were confined in the cells of jails.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
The cell to which I was consigned was dark and loathsome, as all Scotch jails then were, and as many of them still are.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
He celled next to me in the jail.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
He was a jail-bird, chained to a cell for twenty years.
"The Long Lane's Turning" by Hallie Erminie Rives
The jail door was opened and Lanier and John Wysong walked forth, leaving Christian in the cell of the doomed to die.
"Overshadowed" by Sutton E. Griggs
Thence to Macon, he was shut in a felon's cell in the common jail.
"The Captured Scout of the Army of the James" by H. Clay Trumbull
From Wall Street I hurried to Ludlow Street Jail, where I found Victoria C. Woodhull and Tennie C. Claflin in a cell about eight by four feet.
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
I first became sure of Robert Floyd's innocence when I saw him through the cell-bars of the jail.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
In a panic, she pictured herself occupying a jail cell.
"The Deserted Yacht" by Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
His dream of wealth would end in the jail, his fairy oasis would be a felon's cell.
"The King of Diamonds" by Louis Tracy
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In poetry:

There stands the grim old court-house,
And the Jail with dingy cells,
And on the Church the old town-clock
The fleeting moment tells.
"Retrospect" by Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard
Then the unfortunate husband is arrested and cast into jail,
And sadly his fate he does bewail;
And he curses the hour that ever was born,
And paces his cell up and down very forlorn.
"The Demon Drink" by William Topaz McGonagall
O, when the poar pris'ner is put in the jaile,
he is put in a cell and his doors are all bar'd
With a great long chane he is bound to the floor,
And dam thear mean soles thay can do nothing more.
"The Vicksburg Jail" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

(CBS) Authorities say TV pitchman Don Lapre was found dead after an apparent suicide in an Arizona jail cell on Sunday morning.
New Mexico corrections officers say an inmate escaped his jail cell by breaking a window bar with a razor blade and a Popsicle stick but changed his mind once he got outside.
Carlos Garcia told police it took about five months to break the bar on his cell window at the Lea County jail with those materials.
SAN BERNARDINO (AP) – A former Westminster police detective who blamed an antidepressant in an unsuccessful defense against a rape charge was found dead in his jail cell Friday, authorities said.
Jail cells at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield haunt all who dare.
A woman tried to strangle herself with her thong underwear in a Weber County jail cell after being arrested on suspicion of stealing a wallet from a bar patron on St Patrick's Day.
3/12 (Harwich) Harwich police say a West Yarmouth man who was already under arrest on disorderly conduct charges - allegedly tore down the camera in his jail cell.
Keyes was found dead earlier this month after slitting a wrist and strangling himself with a rolled up sheet his Anchorage jail cell, where he was awaiting trial next year in Koenig's slaying.
(CBS News) John McAfee, the security software developer who disappeared last month in Central America, is in a Guatemalan jail cell, facing questioning in connection with a murder case.
From the mouths of babes to a jail cell .
Jail inmate found dead in cell .
LAS VEGAS (AP) — While Floyd Mayweather Jr sat in a jail cell, rapper 50 Cent set about signing fighters and putting together the promotional company he and Mayweather had long talked about.
While Floyd Mayweather Jr sat in a jail cell, rapper 50 Cent set about signing fighters and putting together the promotional company he and Mayweather had long talked about.
Man forgotten in jail cell for 5 days drank his urine to survive.
LEWISTON, Idaho — Officials with the Idaho State Police say an inmate found dead in a northern Idaho jail cell hanged himself and foul play is not suspected.
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