gaol gaol

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
  2. (v) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Of course, the audience is amused and Abe and Mawruss are released from gaol, so that they may appear before future generations in another business.
  2. Prisoner Bell had been in gaol since June for robbery murder.
  3. There is, in gaol, better air, better company, better conveniency of every kind; and a ship has the additional disadvantage of being in danger.

News

  • Australia farmer hands over 'Ned Kelly's skull'

    An Australian farmer has handed over a skull which he says belongs to the legendary Irish bushranger Ned Kelly (no relation!) The farmer, Tom Baxter, says the skull is the one stolen in 1978 from a display case at the Old Melbourne Gaol where Kelly was hanged in 1880.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: "The Gaol is a great community asset and these improvements will be of benefit to the North Belfast community and further afield both as a tourist attraction and for the benefit of local people."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Martin McGuinness Source: Belfast Telegraph

  2. "It's almost a mirror image of last year. I think we lost against Sydney at home and Central Coast at home and totally outplayed both of them. They jagged a gaol each and we lost both games one-nil," Farina said. "We're in a similar position...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Frank Farina Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "Although it may not be possible to conclusively match remains to individual prisoners, we hope the analysis will provide a better understanding of the history of the burials following the Old Melbourne Gaol closure in the 1920s," Mr Madden said...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Justin Madden Source: Special Broadcasting Service

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