We were shown the cachot and the oubliette where the living body of the prisoner was attacked by rats.
It is the oubliette in which the Staphilinus buries the remains of his victims.
It was the water of the oubliette, and he gazed on it with horror as it rose, inch by inch, toward him.
Do you remember the oubliette between the guard-room and the tower?
It was a cursed, mediæval trick, a fitting accompaniment to the inquisitorial horrors of those ages—an English oubliette.
After the stench of the oubliette, it was like heaven to Hyla.
Two years ago at Tiffauges a physician discovered an oubliette and brought forth piles of skulls and bones.
Nay, lady, I could look to the gear for the oubliette if you would speak the word.
The gloomy chamber, however, is generally called an oubliette.
So into the oubliette they toppled him, clapping down the door in its place above.
"secret dungeon reached only via trapdoor," 1819, from French oubliette (14c.), from Middle French oublier "to forget, show negligence," Old French oblier, oblider, from Vulgar Latin *oblitare, from Latin oblitus, past participle of oblivisci "to forget" (see oblivion).