chokey


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chokey

(ˈtʃəʊkɪ) or

choky

n
Brit a slang word for prison
[C17: from Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī a shed or lockup]
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Noun1.chokey - British slang (dated) for a prison
prison, prison house - a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
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Jones is impatient to get me safely stowed in chokey. I'll make it as short as I can.
He could break the door in, cer- tainly; but they would perhaps bundle him into chokey for that without asking questions--no great matter, only he was confoundedly afraid of being locked up, even in mistake.
We follow hard-nosed criminal Mitch (Liam Jeavons) as he breaks out of British Columbian chokey and heads for Minnesota with plans to snatch the diamond and flee with his girlfriend Caprice (a feisty Julia Frith), all under the nose of her bank manager dad.
Thromde's chief engineer Pem Chokey said that there is no denying that there is water problem in the locality.
In fact, Matilda's supernatural abilities are practically an afterthought she could have found a way to accomplish many of her schemes without them, but she is proof of what one can achieve even when pushed into a corner (or in this case, into a "Chokey").The Wormwood family played by Joaquin Valdes, Carla Guevara-Laforteza and Nel Gomez with Telesa Marie "Esang" De Torres, Uma Naomi Martin and Felicity Kyle Napuli alternating as Matilda Movie Matilda taught children to turn angst into something productive.
The Wormwoods are awful on their own, but pale in comparison to the sadistic and cruel Agatha Trunchbull and her long list of varied punishments, ranging from forced feeding and physical abuse to a trip to the 'Chokey.'
So too does the notably intertextual Decline and Fall, which alludes to numerous literary precursors, such as Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Lodge 7), Spengler's The Decline of the West, Voltaire's Candide (Lodge 17), Clough William-Ellis's England and the Octopus (Milthorpe 19), Arthurian legend--who was not only a symbol of national hope, but a key figure of Victorian medievalism--(Heath, 75), while Fagan evokes Dickens, Chokey parodies Shylock, and Otto Silenus, Hamlet.
And if they're in chokey because they robbed and clobbered an old lady or because they knifed or raped someone, I don't think letting them work on the outside from Monday to Friday then throwing them back inside for a few art classes and study groups at weekends is going to deter them from re-offending.
When they split up, her ex handed the footage to investigators, and the 51-year-old from Cardiff got 10 weeks in chokey.
Environmental activists, including six Britons, who tried to scale a Russian oil rig in the Arctic are in prison facing charges of piracy that carry up to 15 years' chokey.