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Definition of "gaolbird" [gaolbird]

  • Alternative spelling of jailbird. (noun)

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Use "gaolbird" in a sentence
  • "I remember the reporting of the "gaolbird" case in "Chess" (Sutton Coldfield, sufficient address)."
  • "In a letter to a Mr Golding, Mr Wood had indicated that if Mr Morry was in the new Welsh Chess Union, Mr Wood was out; he referred to Mr Morry as “this ex-gaolbird”."
  • "It is just the same with the passengers: here is a gaolbird accommodated with a seat next the captain and treated with reverence, there a debauchee or parricide or temple-robber in honourable possession of the best place, while crowds of respectable people are packed together in a corner and hustled by their real inferiors."