Usage examples for gaols

  1. Justices shall tax inhabitants of the county for building gaols throughout the nation, for imprisonment of felons, to be kept by the sheriffs and repaired out of the Exchequer. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Some have been pulled down entirely, and the site used for gaols or barracks. – English Villages by P. H. Ditchfield
  3. We may all remember the time, he wrote, when our mother country, as a mark of her parental tenderness, emptied her gaols into our habitations, 'for the better peopling, ' as she expressed it, 'of the colonies. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.