prison cell

Definitions

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

In literature:

Women of all classes are confined here; but beauty alone beams on the prison-yard from the windows of its cell.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
Then, at a nod from Evans, the roundsman took the prisoner to a cell.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
He had occupied the next cell to the prisoner, and talked with him in the usual language of prisoners.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
When I got back to the prison, I made my way to the cell, not of course, letting the condemned man know anything that had happened.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Van Egmond was captured north of Yonge Street, but died from disease contracted in his prison cell before he could be tried.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
All this while Djama and the Spaniard were kept standing watching the building of their golden prison-cell.
"The Romance of Golden Star ..." by George Chetwynd Griffith
It gave the world the morality of the prison cell, instead of the tonic of the rational life.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Billets were the French prison, whose cells provided excellent accommodation.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
Again we will visit the prison and look within the narrow cell where William Bucholz is confined.
"Bucholz and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
The prisoner had been in the cell no more than a minute or two.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
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In poetry:

So wheresoe'er the guiding Spirit went
She followed, finding every prison cell
It opened for her sacred as a tent
Pitched by Gennesaret or by Jacob's well.
"The Two Elizabeths" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Through haunts of vice in the night he stayed
To find some ruin that crime had made.
At last in a prison cell he caught
A glimpse of the hideous fiend he sought.
"Two Pictures" by Anonymous Americas
Say this, and straightway all thy grief grows less:—
"God rules at least, I find as prophets tell,
And proves it in this prison!"—then thy cell
Smiles with an unsuspected loveliness.
"Punishment" by George MacDonald
I take my leave, with sorrow, of Him I love so well;
I look my last upon His small and radiant prison-cell;
O happy lamp! to serve Him with never ceasing light!
O happy flame! to tremble forever in His sight!
"Multiplication" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
I saw the drunkard's wife weeping in anguish,
Saw her struck down by a blow;
I saw the husband in prison-cells languish—
Thus ends the tale of woe.
Shriek, shriek, O Raven! speak
Of the terrible midnight, dark and bleak.
"What I Have Seen #2" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Above the world he swings his curfew bell,
And sleep falls soft on golden heads and white;
The daisies curl their leaves beneath his spell,
The prisoner who wearies in his cell
Forgets awhile, and dreams throughout the night.
"The Slumber Angel" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Prison Cell Phone Ban Advances.
The California Senate has unanimously approved a bill intended to reduce the number of prison inmates with access to cell phones.
ALBANY – An upstate man faces criminal charges after authorities caught him running a shady debt-collection business from his federal prison cell , state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.
Rudolf Hess was taken back to his prison cell today after a 16-day stay at a British military hospital, a British diplomatic spokesman said.
TARBORO — Two suspects charged with five murders — two in Princeville and three in Farmville — have been moved to Central Prison in Raleigh and placed in maximum security cells.
Prisoners from sub-Saharan countries being held in a cell at a police station in Tripoli, Libya.
Smuggled cell phones in prison are such a big problem that the state is installing new technology to stop it.
Crashing through the front doors of four apartments at Adrian College led a Kalamazoo weightlifter to a state prison cell on Thursday.
I raqi officials say a suspected al-Qaida detainee has tried to blow himself up inside a prison cell in Baghdad, wounding himself and six others.
Suspect in killing hangs himself in Angola prison cell.
Prison staff said Stephen Giacobbe, 49, was found unresponsive in his cell Monday morning.
The Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. Osama bin Laden started a hunger strike in his jail cell this week to protest against his living conditions, prison officials said on Thursday.
Prison officials say 43-year-old Mark Stacey was found unresponsive in his cell shortly before 7 pm Sunday.
Adnan Latif, the Guantanamo prisoner who was found unconscious in his cell on Saturday, Sept 8 2012.
State corrections officials have announced new policies aimed at dealing with prison gangs and reducing the number of inmates held in isolation cells.
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In science:

Salvi, 24, apparently killed himself in his prison cell last November.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
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