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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition

752. [Means of Restraint.] Prison.

   NOUN:PRISON, prisonhouse; jail or gaol, cage, coop, den, cell; stronghold, fortress, keep, donjon, dungeon, Bastille, oubliette [F.], bridewell [Eng.], jug [slang], house of correction, hulks, tollbooth, panopticon, penitentiary, state prison, guardroom, lockup, roundhouse [archaic], watch-house [obs. or Scot.], station house, station [colloq.], sponging house; house of detention, black hole, pen [also slang for penitentiary], fold, pinfold or penfold, pound; inclosure [See Inclosure]; penal settlement; bilboes, stocks, limbo or limbus, quod [slang]; calaboose [local, U. S.], choky or chokey [Anglo-Ind. or slang, Eng.]; chauki, thana [both India]; workhouse [U. S.; in England, a workhouse is a poorhouse], reformatory, reform school; debtor’s prison, college [slang, Eng.].
  Tower, Newgate, Fleet, Marshalsea; King’s (or Queen’s) Bench; Sing Sing, the Tombs.
  [RESTRAINING DEVICES] shackle, bond, gyve, fetter, trammel, irons, pinion, manacle, handcuff, strait-waistcoat, hopples; vise or vice; bandage, splint, strap.
  yoke, collar, halter, harness; muzzle, gag, bit, curb, snaffle, bridle; rein, reins; bearing rein; martingale; leading string; tether, picket, band, guy, chain; cord (fastening) [See Vinculum]; cavesson, hackamore [Western U. S.], jaquima [S. W. U. S.], headstall, lines [U. S. & dial. Eng.], ribbons [colloq.]; brake.
  BAR, bolt, lock, padlock; rail, paling, palisade; wall, fence, barrier, barricade.
  drag (hindrance) [See Hindrance].
   ADJECTIVE:imprisoned (restrained) [See Restraint].
  1. I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house.—Hamlet
  2. Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art.—Byron
  3. Stone walls do not a prison make Nor iron bars a cage.—Lovelace