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  • n. Plural form of oubliette.


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  • Commoners who were not killed outright were thrown into dungeons called oubliettes, where they faced starvation and, often, torture.


  • "oubliettes" - from the verb oublier, 'to forget'.

    10,000 Birds

  • I've tried a couple of these "oubliettes," and they're fun.

    Single-Sheet Comics

  • I believe he's using "foldies" as the generic term while titling his own series of semi-autobiographical examples as "oubliettes."

    Gathering in the Fold

  • Rubenstein notes that Jon Chad's Whaletowne unfolds (both physically and narratively) much the same way as his oubliettes.

    Single-Sheet Comics

  • Flay your enemies or put them in cylindrical oubliettes, where the prisoner is made to stand at all times, unable to sit, crouch or even scratch an ankle.

    A Land of Wargs And Yunkishmen

  • Can't tell how deep it is, but it looks as though it narrows a bit, some distance down, like those jolly French oubliettes, so you'll probably stick fast.


  • I put nice mattresses in the oubliettes and plucked the torn-off fingernails from the walls

    wait, what?

  • Goblin, having shown les oubliettes, felt that her great coup was struck.

    Pictures from Italy

  • Close to this court-yard is a dungeon — we stood within it, in another minute — in the dismal tower des oubliettes, where Rienzi was imprisoned, fastened by an iron chain to the very wall that stands there now, but shut out from the sky which now looks down into it.

    Pictures from Italy


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