One afternoon an old American tar was put in the calaboose for riotous conduct while drunk.
When we got to the calaboose, he unlocked the door and started to put us in.
The drunkards had been put into the calaboose by the soldiers, and the others had gone to bed to sleep it off.
They left him in the calaboose with whatever reflections were his.
Then the drummer, or whoever it was, would be took to the calaboose, and spend all night there.
Who knows the truth and speaks too loose In Berlin gets in the calaboose!
An army might lose enthusiasm and prestige if it spent a night or two in the calaboose.
He saw John Bunyan running loose, and put him in the calaboose.
You are both going down hill, and the first thing you know you'll do something that will get you in the calaboose.
Powell called to him, "How much will you charge to haul this load to the calaboose?"
"prison," 1792, American English, from Louisiana French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo "dungeon," probably from Vulgar Latin *calafodium, from pre-Roman *cala "protected place, den" + Latin fodere "to dig" (see fossil).
A jail or prison; cell
[late 1700s+; fr Spanish calabozo]