“It is being improved by convicts in dull red kimonos printed with Chinese characters, who correspond with our ticket-of-leave men, as they are working for wages in the employment of contractors and farmers, and are under no other restriction than that of always wearing the prison dress.”
“The province of Victoria not only refused to admit them, but passed a law to prevent any ticket-of-leave men from other provinces from entering her territories.”
“And really it happened very often that, for a month or so, some ticket-of-leave client, under the strict surveillance of the”
“Chinese and apt-handed Lascars, of expirees and ticket-of-leave men, of Jews, Turks and other infidels.”
“Another Mrs Bellfield was not impossible; and what, if instead of being a real captain at all, he should be a returned ticket-of-leave man!”
“Such were the sort of scrapes they were always getting into; and so, partly by their own faults, partly from circumstances, partly from the faults of others, they found themselves outlaws, ticket-of-leave men, or what you will in that line — in short, dangerous parties — and lived the sort of hand-to-mouth, wild, reckless life which such parties generally have to put up with.”
“In 1935 he was finally given a much-publicized ticket-of-leave, as parole was called in those days.”
“A ticket-of-leave was given to each convict who consented to join the Chilean army.”
“I would not have any first offenders against property in prison, I would punish them as ticket-of-leave men.”
“I am not a believer in the craze for "ticket-of-leave men" and "converted prize-fighters" to preach to the poor and the outcast.”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
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