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bridewell

(ˈbraɪdˌwɛl; -wəl)
n
(Law) a house of correction; jail, esp for minor offences
[C16: after Bridewell (originally, St Bride's Well), a house of correction in London]
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Yes, sir," says she; "and I hope your worship will send out your warrant to take up the hussy its mother, for she must be one of the neighbourhood; and I should be glad to see her committed to Bridewell, and whipt at the cart's tail.
In two hours, six-and-thirty fires were raging--six-and-thirty great conflagrations: among them the Borough Clink in Tooley Street, the King's Bench, the Fleet, and the New Bridewell.
And it's a great deal better, Work'us, that she died when she did, or else she'd have been hard labouring in Bridewell, or transported, or hung; which is more likely than either, isn't it?
And warn't it me as had been tried afore, and as had been know'd up hill and down dale in Bridewells and Lock-Ups?
They managed to calm the situation and the man was taken to the Bridewell Garda Station where he was receiving medical assistance last night.
THIS week sees a couple of great gigs at the Bridewell.
BMW's Tommy Bridewell finished third while Dan Linfoot did enough to secure the final place in the upcoming top-six showdown along with Byrne, Brooks, Bridewell, James Ellison and Michael Laverty.
GUISBOROUGH'S Milwaukee Yamaha team ended their MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season on a high with Tommy Bridewell celebrating a podium finish in the final race to climb to third place in the overall standings just ahead of teammate Josh Brookes.
Byrne led off the start from the Milwaukee Yamahas of Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell as the pair scrapped for third in the overall standings with James Ellison and Stuart Easton in contention.
Shane 'Shakey' Byrne, the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider, is in second after recording a time four tenths of a second behind Lowes' best, with Milwaukee Yamaha's Tommy Bridewell set to start in third.
The work is due to begin on Monday 10 June 2013 between Bridewell Drive and Northlands.
Supersonic BMW rider Bridewell forced his way past the WFR Honda pair of Lowes and James Westmoreland in the closing laps of the second race, the latter missing out on a place in the Showdown.