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noun as in lockup

noun as in police station

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But mind, the three waifs were never in the town; only on the beach and in the calaboose.

Of course, and if we leave him in that weak old calaboose, they'll get more help and take him out to-night.

An army might lose enthusiasm and prestige if it spent a night or two in the calaboose.

They conducted us to what they had termed "the calaboose," a big, ramshackle, one-roomed barn-like structure.

We want a locomotive and a calaboose to take us to Boynton, and we are quite willing to pay anything reasonable.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to calaboose, such as: big cage, big school, brig, can, city hotel, and cooler.

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