- a small island in W California, in San Francisco Bay: site of a U.S. penitentiary 1933–63.
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Examples from the Web for alcatraz
Mostly because Oye, This Cell Is Drafty had already been used for Escape From Alcatraz, years before.20 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Shawshank Redemption'
August 27, 2014
Alcatraz had its birdman, and Greenhaven had one too; a real connoisseur.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison
June 21, 2014
You see, gone are the days when a supernatural dramas like Lost or its rip-offs Alcatraz, Invasion, or The River dominated TV.‘Resurrection’ Is TV’s Silliest Show and Probably Dead on Arrival
March 7, 2014
Alcatraz and Terra Nova did not live past 13 episodes and Fringe had to fight to make to it to five seasons.‘Almost Human’ Review: A Dystopian Future That We’ve Seen Before
November 17, 2013
When you use an example, you can use the word AS, and AT tells you where, such as "At Alcatraz."National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words
April 13, 2013
I know better than you do what Alcatraz is like, and I'm not going back there if I can help it.
"I didn't know things were so pleasant at Alcatraz," Elshawe said.
At flood-times it may be traced, a yellowish, turgid streak, as far as Alcatraz.California
That's all right; but for God's sake, gentlemen, don't send me to Alcatraz—don't put me in jail, leave me free to work.A Wounded Name
Howbeit she soon forgot this fancy in lazily watching a boat that, in the teeth of the gale, was beating round Alcatraz Island.On the Frontier
- an island in W California, in San Francisco Bay: a federal prison until 1963
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Word Origin and History for alcatraz
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