Mary Cahel: It is to speak with my son I am asking, that is gaoled these eight weeks and a day.
"I would not have you gaoled, which is what will happen if you disobey the Duke's magnificence," said she.
The jurors would not convict him, so were gaoled and fined by the justices.
My pleasure is to tell you that you are very likely to be gaoled for this, all the pack of you.
Having stopped the earth and gaoled the fox, must we now deal with the litter?
Do not tell me where she is gaoled, and I shall not dare to ask.
The dancers were arrested, whipped, gaoled, set in the stocks; the moonlight dance is never danced again.
He thought it highly probable that Rochester, continuing his mad course, had been gaoled.
Mary Cahel: There were good men were gaoled before him never gave in to anyone at all.
The little temple in which I was gaoled had been robbed and despoiled of all its furnishments.
late 13c., gayhol, from Old North French gaiole and Old French jaole, both meaning "a cage, prison," from Medieval Latin gabiola, from Late Latin caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea "cage, enclosure, stall, coop" (see cave (n.)). Both forms carried into Middle English; now pronounced "jail" however it is spelled. Persistence of Norman-derived gaol (preferred in Britain) is "chiefly due to statutory and official tradition" [OED].
"to put in jail," c.1600, from jail (n.). Related: Jailed; jailing.
To live tolerably in jail; survive imprisonment: Roy taught me how to jail (1980s+)