from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of jailer.
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- n. Alternative spelling of jailer.
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- n. someone who guards prisoners
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The former Tijuana jailor is bound to see things with a different perspective than mine.
Then he let put upon his feet heavy shackles and carried him to the jail, where he called the jailor, one Kutayt, [FN#71] who came and kissed the ground before him.
"Do as I tell you, or I'll call the jailor," John said with a frown.
"Still, I am for having a certain feeling satisfied -- call it taste, or affection, love or what you will, Corporal, if I'm to marry and lose my liberty, I must know that my jailor is a lovely one."
Henry, who succeeded him in 1533, was the famous Lieutenant of the Tower, and the "jailor" of the Princess
In spite of his calumnies, it remains perfectly clear that Elizabeth had every reason to be thankful that her "jailor" was faithful to his trust, and that firmness and caution, rather than weak indulgence, characterised all his conduct towards her.
King Trent could change the jailor to a slug-but the cell would stul be locked.
The hobgoblin jailor shrieked in terror as Tika ran straight for the creature, brandishing her sword.
The jailor put the key in the cell door with hands that shook visibly.
The draconians looked at the jailor, who hesitated.
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