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chain gang

noun as in working prisoners tied together

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On tour, Cooke’s bus was pulled over, and he and his band came upon an actual chain gang, Cooke taking a few minutes to speak to the men who were shackled to each other, like the men at the oars in the slave ships, only now upright.

When he ripped open his shirt to show the brand from the chain gang, it got applause.

Quite naturally the life was far from pleasant to the chain-gang and they watched eagerly for a chance to escape.

Sadler nodded, and we sat and watched the chain gang, till the Mayor came in out of breath.

Every vagrant picked up by the police was tried and sentenced and shipped out to a chain-gang camp.

Bullen's always good at fighting an uphill game, and he would show off to great advantage in a chain-gang.

If there is a dissenting vote, then he shel be put onto the chain gang for six months for his impudence in makin sich a request.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chain gang, such as: coffel, hard labor, labor camp, and rock pile.

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