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Examples from the Web for gaoler
"In secret, too," grumbled the gaoler, looking at the written paper.
I mount to the cell, with a fellow-citizen who is one of the Jury, directed by a gaoler.
It was not a thing to be denied, nor had the gaoler any orders to deny it.
"He was hanged at daybreak, mistress," said the gaoler gently.
The gaoler opened the door, and was at once despatched, and the prisoners were released.Hellenica
- British a variant spelling of jail
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Word Origin and History for gaoler
chiefly British English spelling of jailer.
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