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straitwaistcoat

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  • n. A straitjacket.

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Examples

  • Besides, a man sentenced to death is at once secured in a straitwaistcoat, a garment which precludes all use of the hands; he is chained by one foot to his camp bed, and he has a fellow prisoner to watch and attend on him.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Calvi, in a straitwaistcoat, was sitting on the edge of the wretched camp bed.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • His back was bad, having been flogged, and the cord which laced the straitwaistcoat which they put on him pained him much.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • The poor Demoiselle's head and nervous-system, none of the soundest, is so tattered and fluttered that it will never recover; but flutter worse and worse, till it crack; and within year and day we hear of her in madhouse, and straitwaistcoat, which proves permanent!

    The French Revolution

  • Jacques Collin was led to the cellar-like room where Theodore Calvi, in a straitwaistcoat, was sitting on the edge of the wretched camp bed.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

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