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death cell

a prison cell for criminals sentenced to death
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • As she entered and knelt in the death cell, she trembled with a fear which her prayers could not dissipate.

    Mary S. Peake Lewis C. Lockwood
  • He talked about that death cell until I thought that I'd go mad.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • He stands less chance of going to prison, or to a death cell.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I am writing these lines in the death cell, and the death-watch is set on me.

  • Doyle was slated for a ride down the elevator that night to the death cell behind the gas chamber.

    Criminal Negligence Jesse Francis McComas
  • The natural, warm scent of her body came through the fragrance of the oils with which she had been anointed in her death cell.

    The Executioner Frank Riley
  • The condemned man does not see any of the details of the execution when he enters the death cell.

    Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton

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