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"If he's a jailbird I'll hate to see him in these parts," went on the farmer soberly.

I guess ye'll not be findin' anybody that will be wantin' a jailbird.

Then, after the jailbird had flown, he said that he would not send word at all.

Poor devil, hes got all the marks of the jailbird about him.

The fellers say that hes been a jailbird, an they dont want him in the house.

Neither had he become a jailbird in seeking to serve his own ends.

The boy cocked one eye at him—he knew that Jurgis was a "jailbird" by his shaven head.

He saw Paul in a jailbird's uniform, but while he agonized he didn't believe the tale.

It was a situation by no means new to the four walls of the Jailbird nor to the men concerned.

In front of the Jailbird the only light came from within and made scant war on the lurking darkness without.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, based on an image of a caged bird; from jail (n.) + bird (n.1).

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