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cally

noun

A jail or police station

[1920s+ Hoboes; fr calaboose]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Tis rare stuff,' said the Guebre; 'come, cally, it should inspire you.'

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • "But understand me, cally," Henrietta was saying, with provoking calm.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • But cally said briefly that she was not afraid, and had to go home in a little while anyway.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • But cally only said once more that she must be going, and asked where Aunt Molly was.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Yet it's interesting too, cally, for this is where the city makes all its money.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Mattie glanced at her, wondering interestedly what had happened to cally.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • cally, who considered that she already had a move on, did her best to get on another one.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • cally, arrested at the foot of the steps, stared at her mother.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • cally's not the girl to get black rings under her eyes for things like that.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • To shake it off at once, cally began to walk about her bedchamber.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

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