a fellow inmate in a prison cell.

Origin of cellmate

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  • He even came to have a sort of sense of comradeship for his cellmate.

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    Irvin S. Cobb

  • But for a long time he could not get used to the snoring of his cellmate.

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    Irvin S. Cobb

  • For cellmate he had Barthlet Green, who parted from him only to meet an agonizing death in the flames, as an arch-heretic.

  • His cellmate, by answering to the name of "Mirov," had given away their nationality!