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solitaire

[DHS, solitary confinement] n., Obs. a building for keeping slaves in solitary confinement: 1888 Near [his] house is still standing what is called a solitaire, where the slaves used to be locked up in solitary confinement (Powles 278). (Exuma, San Sal.)

Tags: house, noun

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Last update: 2011-10-24 18:59
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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