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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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  • cally, after the first shrinking, was possessed by a sense of anti-climax.

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Tis rare stuff,' said the Guebre; 'come, cally, it should inspire you.'

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • cally stood unmoving, slim hands locked behind her head, staring toward the window.

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • "But understand me, cally," Henrietta was saying, with provoking calm.

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • The land of "Calie-gerton," mentioned in the above extract, is evidently "cally in Girthon."

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • 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
  • cally Heth, indeed, stood in a dumbness which she seemed powerless to break.

    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
  • His hand, with the pencil in it, lay on the table close by her, and cally closed her slim fingers over it with a firm clasp.

    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

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