• WordNet 3.6
    • n jailor someone who guards prisoners
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In literature:

Nor were they to escape without suffering yet more severely at the hands of their jailors.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
A jailor of the outer court had always shown great kindness to this dog, which was as handsome as affectionate.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
The jailor was making a feeble pretense of protecting his prisoners.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
Their headman can officiate only when he has obtained the sanction of the common jailor of the district.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
This was Mr. Janks, the jailor.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Pere Allouez has been my jailor, but chances to be disabled at present.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
He was eager now to face his jailors.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Mr. Stock finding from the jailor that his letter had been treated with ridicule, would not write to him any more.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
The sea, like a jailor, kept watch over him.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Whereupon Guard sprang up, overturning both jail and jailor.
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall
He was on board a vessel, a chained prisoner, and determined men his jailors; and thus his fate was sealed.
"Adventures of Hans Sterk" by A.W. Drayson
After what has happened Saul should do more than his fair share of playing the jailor.
"The Minute Boys of York Town" by James Otis
Close custody is as unpleasant for the jailor as it is for the jailee, if there is such a word, sir.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
Supported by two jailors, with a wild look and ruffled hair, almost a corpse.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Shall I be the jailor of their last issue?...
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
Jail, Jailoring, and Jailor, all three, such as they may have been, must finish.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
I turned round suddenly and beheld the jailor.
"Tales of the Wonder Club" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
It was evident that he understood the desires of his jailor, and equally plain that he had resolved to disregard them.
"Calavar" by Robert Montgomery Bird
He had the key of the room in his hand, and looked the very picture of a jailor.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
By many an anxious question she had won from the jailor a general knowledge of the forms which attend a criminal trial.
"The Gold Brick" by Ann S. Stephens

In poetry:

Many are pricked e'en to the heart
And, jailor-like, the cry doth start:
"Sir, to be saved, what shall I do?
For all these burning words are true.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Blessed priest! strange thou art His jailor!
Thy hand holds the beautiful key
That locks in His prison love's Captive,
And keeps Him in fetters for me.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
The jailor comes round at nine in the night,
In one of his hands he carrys a light,
He will rap at your door and give you a hale,
To see that you're safe in the Vickburg Jale.
"The Vicksburg Jail" by Anonymous Americas
He said, and embrac'd her; loud rattled his chains,
When the jailor appear'd at the door;
His Anna rush'd from him; transfix'd he remains;
Then sighing, sinks on the damp floor.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
The long-dying echo she thought spoke his doom,
As the jailor pass'd slow through the hall,
The lamp beam'd from afar, pierc'd through the thick gloom,
And show'd the chill damps on the wall.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
Hoarse laughed the jailor grim: "Shall I be won to hear;
Dost think, fond dreaming wretch, that I shall grant thy prayer?
Or, better still, wilt melt my master's heart with groans?
Ah, sooner might the sun thaw down these granite stones!
"The Prisoner: Pt 1" by Emily Jane Bronte

In news:

Former Hoa Lo Prison jailor Tran Trong Duyet is seen in his garden in Hai Phong,Vietnam.
Duyet was a jailor when John McCain was held in Hoa Lo Prison as a prisoner during the Vietnamese war.