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Sing Sing

[sing sing] /ˈsɪŋ ˌsɪŋ/
noun
1.
the state prison at Ossining, New York.
2.
former name of Ossining.
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  • But at that moment, across the slope of the rim a few hundred yards away, appeared a small group of sing-sing.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • Therefore, the sing-sing must round the hill, and not cross the stream.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • Paying scant heed to the Cubs, old Miquel carried on a sing-sing monologue in a tongue the boys could not understand.

  • My object was to see if I could get a sing-sing that had bounded away at our approach.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • And you think that the disgrace of having committed suicide will cling to him in after life, so to say—in sing-sing?

    Marion Darche F. Marion Crawford
  • The sing-sing had evidently found his way over the edge of the bench.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • He had served a term at sing-sing as a housebreaker, and later another term in a Western penitentiary.

    The Young Miner Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • At her desk at headquarters Nora found a memorandum of four letters to be written,—three to men in the prison at sing-sing.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • After dinner that first day we went to the village where the “sing-sing” was to take place.

  • The sing-sing leaped high in the air and plunged over the edge of the bench.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for sing-sing

Sing Sing

noun
1.
a prison in New York State, in Ossining
Word Origin
variant of Ossining
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