The freelancer has since served a gaol term, and so too has the paper's royal correspondent.
An examination of this report shows how even the most insignificant township had its gaol.
At York, we were put in the gaol, where we were kept three weeks.
The men remained in the gaol yard and fought several times and in fact played hell all day.
When we reached Montreal we were confined in a gaol where we remained three weeks.
A short time after that, he was committed to Carlisle gaol, on suspicion of having stolen some plate.
We will make out a case, and send the police to drag you off to gaol!
I'm willing to keep you out of gaol, but it must be on my own conditions.
I expected he would get angry, and order me under Guard, or else to gaol again.
There was 'Mpefu, a dingy old fellow who had spent a good deal of his life in a Boer gaol before the war.
late 13c., gayhol, from Old North French gaiole and Old French jaole, both meaning "a cage, prison," from Medieval Latin gabiola, from Late Latin caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea "cage, enclosure, stall, coop" (see cave (n.)). Both forms carried into Middle English; now pronounced "jail" however it is spelled. Persistence of Norman-derived gaol (preferred in Britain) is "chiefly due to statutory and official tradition" [OED].
"to put in jail," c.1600, from jail (n.). Related: Jailed; jailing.
To live tolerably in jail; survive imprisonment: Roy taught me how to jail (1980s+)