jail bird


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Noun1.jail bird - a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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The fall of one small stone cast by the valiant Elijah, known as "the fighting twin," did break the stillness of the woods for a moment, but it did not come within a hundred yards of Minnie, who shouted "Jail Birds" at the top of her lungs and then turned, with an agreeable feeling of excitement, to meet Rebecca, standing perfectly still in the path, with a day of reckoning plainly set forth in her blazing eyes.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 26 (ANI): Ahead of BS Yeddyurappa's swear-in ceremony as the Chief Minister of Karnataka later today, the state wing of Congress has called the BJP leader a "corruption icon" and a "former jail bird."
possession of Saif who had remained a jail bird in different cases registered in Waris Khan, New Town and R A Bazaar police stations.
remained jail bird for his involvement in murder, attempt to murder, dacoity and other crime
Eric Asante's reputation was most damaged here, because, in his case, he went to jail and suffered the stigma of becoming a jail bird for one of the worst crimes, defiling a minor.
She had married into a law-fearing business family and brought with her the vigour and pugilistic character of her father, Malik Ghulam Jilani, a political jail bird. They could have perceived her as a bull in the Fazl-e-Ahmed china shop.
The group, the Charlie Bronson Appeal Fund, claim the 61-yearold habitual jail bird, who has spent the majority of the last 39 years in solitary confinement at some of the UK's highest security prisons, is a reformed man who's already served way more than his allotted time behind bars.
There is no guarantee that a jail bird taken from court to jail will not bolt on the way.
NOW I'M A REAL When he returns he is expected to be wearing women's JAIL BIRD l y dk First Scots lag wins right to swap sex in prison Drug dealer Wallace is Noranside s, ve Open minds: serving a five-year term at clothes behind bars for the first time.
The second act of the punishing penalty drama came on 78 minutes as Bates brought down Gary McSheffrey as he tried to wriggle into the box, and when the referee pointed to the spot there was an air of inevitability as rehabilitated jail bird Marlon King - barracked throughout by Boro fans - slammed it home low and to the right to open his account for Sky Blues with his first goal since a Premier League strike against Hull 19 months ago when he was at the Riverside on loan.
JAIL BIRD by Jessie Keane (HarperCollins, pounds 6.99) LILY King has spent 12 years behind bars.
Right, murder victim Thorne MY JAIL BIRD: Blanco married Jackie in Greenock prison NOTORIOUS: Record reports about Blanco