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a prison.
Historical Examples

Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World Clifton R. Wooldridge
The Reckoning Robert W. Chambers
Cleek, the Master Detective Thomas W. Hanshew
Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Samuel Pepys
A Comprehensive History of Norwich A. D. Bayne
Nooks and Corners of Old London Charles Hemstreet
William Penn Rupert S. Holland
The Royal Institution Bence Jones
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) Edmund Burke
The Orange Girl Walter Besant

a house of correction; jail, esp for minor offences


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