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  • n. The room to which a prisoner is confined in a prison.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a room where a prisoner is kept


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  • More doubt about al-Qaeda was planted in the Muslim world when Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, an important ideological influence on al-Qaeda, withdrew his support for the terrorist organization in a 2007 book written from his prison cell in Cairo.

    The Longest War

  • The apartment in the Yachtsman started feeling like a prison cell again.

    Counting Up, Counting Down

  • Zarqawi would rise to become the pathologically brutal leader of the group known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq by a circuitous route that would take him from a Jordanian prison cell to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and finally to Iraq.

    The Longest War

  • As his Protestant biographer, von Gebler, tells us, "One glance at the truest historical source for the famous trial, would convince any one that Galileo spent altogether twenty-two days in the buildings of the Holy Office (i.e. the Inquisition), and even then not in a prison cell with barred windows, but in the handsome and commodious apartment of an official of the Inquisition."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The body must be taken away at once and brought to a prison cell or some other secure place, where Skellhaven will be asked to identify him and explain his presence here.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • The rest of the world faded away as he concentrated on the bleak-looking prison cell Maia had described.



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