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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.
'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?'
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. In almost every street, there was a battle; and in every quarter the muskets of the troops were heard above the shouts and tumult of the mob.
This time Jurgis was bound for the "Bridewell," a petty jail where Cook County prisoners serve their time.
"Bridewell!" exclaimed Colonel Dent, and the charade was solved.
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?
Wirral-based Students Lettings Point bought the Main Bridewell at auction, right, with the aim of converting it into accommodation for university students.
TOMMY BRIDEWELL topped the British Superbike Championship timesheets rain played havoc at Cadwell Park.
Gwent Wildlife Trust want to buy Bridewell Common, an 81-acre site around 1.5km from the proposed relief road that is adjacent to their flagship, oldest and most well-known reserve at Magor Marsh, which has been in the Trust's care for more than 50 years.
In homage to the classic film's prison dinner scene, food and drink pop-upBitter Socialwill throw a celebration in Liverpool's oldest prison, The Bridewell.
Two men, aged in their 40s and 50s, were arrested at the scene and are being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996 at Bridewell Garda station.
1 worry, said Mellie Boagni Bridewell, executive director of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership of Lake Village.