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death house

a building or part of a prison in which persons condemned to death await execution.
Origin of death house
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He talked about the coming trial, Sing Sing and the death house there.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • They searched Von Kettler again after he was back in the death house.

  • I was able to see Callista several times in the death house.

  • He was sent up the river and is in the death house now—and he sent for me to come to-day.

    His Family Ernest Poole
  • When you and the children were in that death house I found that I must ask help.

    The Heart's Kingdom

    Maria Thompson Daviess
  • In the death house too they would feed her well and treat her very kindly, within the meaning of the statute.

  • They expect to take me out of this precinct jail to the District prison and eventually to the death house.

    Pythias Frederik Pohl
  • The Superintendent walked back to the door of the death house and nodded to the guard.

  • She visits her boy in the "death house," her daughter in the dens of vice in the slums.

    The Victorious Attitude Orison Swett Marden

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