Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

From Tom + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With respect to the prison, the facts were that in Chinatown a holding prison called the Tombs already existed for those awaiting trial.

    Ed Koch: Feelin' Groovy

  • They scattered even more violently when the assembled media spotted the bombastic defense attorney and swarmed to where she stood sneering up at the looming Manhattan Detention Complex, otherwise known as the Tombs.

    Betrayed

  • We were processed in the pens and then moved over to the Tombs, which is on Center Street.

    Bill Katovsky: "Gitmo on the Hudson"

  • He remembered that he was leaving the Manhattan Criminal Courts Building at 100 Centre Street, which housed, along with the courtrooms, the Manhattan House of Detention for Men, affectionately referred to as the Tombs, and the Office of the New York District Attorney.

    Malice

  • He presented the argument that the Tombs was a state prison “for the confinement of capital persons,” and as such was not automatically available to the federal government for executions, without consent of the state.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • About four hours later, we were cuffed, chained together, and placed in a van to be transported to a holding cell at the Criminal Courthouse, 100 Center Street, once known as the Tombs Prison.

    Lockup

  • On the other side of the Tombs was the Chronicle's photography morgue.

    1st to Die

  • So it was settled that the Tombs should be their assembly place on the other side of Tashbaan, and everyone felt they were getting on very well till Hwin humbly pointed out that the real problem was not where they should go when they had got through Tashbaan but how they were to get through it.

    The Horse And His Boy

  • As this was spontaneous, we hoped that the negotiation our sultan was going to undertake about our making excavations at Meshed, Raidoun, or Kubar al Moluk (for some part of the ruins is called Tombs of the Kings), would turn out successfully.

    Southern Arabia

  • This is particularly true of the tomb mosques, situated in the mausolea on the east side of the city, and known as the Tombs of the Khalifs.

    Travels in the Far East

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.