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Calaboose  n.  A prison; a jail. (Local, U. S.)






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"Calaboose" Quotes from Famous Books



... calaboose the gambler braced himself. "I won't go in there!" he declared. "I won't be jugged—I'll die ...
— They of the High Trails • Hamlin Garland

... said the sheriff. Before he turned away he threatened, "Now if I hear of anything more from you boys, I'll get that warrant, all righty, and you'll land in the calaboose, where ...
— The Innocents - A Story for Lovers • Sinclair Lewis

... have passed since Marshal Furgeson stood those seven Slaves of the Magic Tree in line before the calaboose door and made them surrender the feathered cork apple-stealers and the sacred chicken hooks. In those years many terrors have ridden the boys who have gone out into the world to fight its dragons and grapple with its ...
— In Our Town • William Allen White

... "When you land in the calaboose for this racket I'll keep you in tobacco. What name shall I ...
— Desert Conquest - or, Precious Waters • A. M. Chisholm

... turning from them presently with a long gape, terminating in a ructatious sigh, "I'll shake out all the drunks in the calaboose this afternoon, and if your friend's among 'em I'll send him on over to you. No harm could happen to him here in Comanche. He'd be as safe here, night or day, as he would be playin' tennis in the back ...
— Claim Number One • George W. (George Washington) Ogden

... regularity not to be equalled in an assembly of a much higher class in Europe. If there ever is a row, it is invariably caused by Texans from Brownsville. These turbulent spirits are at once seized and cooled in the calaboose. ...
— Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 • Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle

... anticipating the obvious question to which he made answer: "Yes. The water-hole ranch is me ranch. I filed on her the same day that you and Miss Loring come to Usher. Incondescent to that I was in the calaboose at Antelope. Somebody tole the sheriff that I was a suspicious character. Mebby I am, judgin' from the outside, but inside I ain't. You can't always tell what the works is like by the case, I ain't got no hard feelin's for nobody, and I'm wishful that ...
— Sundown Slim • Henry Hubert Knibbs

... yer ter de calaboose, an' git some news fer ter print," said Uncle Remus, with a touch of irony in his tone. "Some new nigger ...
— Uncle Remus • Joel Chandler Harris

... a safe one if he'd prophesy that Jack Flatray would have Mr. Hold-up in the calaboose inside of three days," put in ...
— Brand Blotters • William MacLeod Raine



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