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  • n  someone who guards prisoners

  • Disembarking at Boston in 1656, Mary Fisher, "a religious maiden," and her companion Ann Austin, Quakers, were welcomed by hangman, by gaoler.
  • The Virginia Gazette recently carried a notice of an arrest of a runaway slave signed by "Mary Lindsey, gaoler" of Henrico County.
  • Said Napoleon of Sir Hudson: "The man is a coward of long experience and a gaoler from taste.

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