chain gang

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  • Is there not a more human way than the chain-gang way? Cited from The Warriors, by Lindsay, Anna Robertson Brown
  • She said they ought all to be in the chain-gang and made to work. Cited from Darkwater, by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Likely you'll get on the chain gang, and then, God help you! Cited from Subterranean Brotherhood, by Julian Hawthorn
  • Directly ahead of me in the chain gang was a young woman. Cited from At the Earth's Core, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • "Take him and put him on the chain-gang!" ordered the lieutenant. Cited from The Ivory Trail, by Talbot Mundy
  • It is a collection of chain gang work songs.
  • Part of the construction work was executed by a chain gang.
  • Numbers of them were constantly sent to prison or, in some States, to the chain-gang. Cited from Great Fortunes from Railroads, by Gustavus Myers
  • There were upward of two hundred of us, and they let us out like a chain-gang, one by one. Cited from The Coast of Chance, by Esther Chamberlain and Lucia Chamberlain
  • The time spent in the chain gang may have contributed to undermining his health.
  • His predictions come true: one is released, and the other is sent to a chain gang.
  • He was convicted and served time on a chain gang, although he has maintained his innocence.
  • During one of their walks, they witness the passing of a chain gang being taken from Paris south.
  • The train stopped at a station about five miles from Buffalo, and we, the chain-gang, got off. Cited from The Road, by Jack London
  • No man who has them ever gets into the police court or before the grand jury or in the work-house or the chain gang. Cited from Twentieth Century Negro Literature, by Various
  • Sadler said nothing, but looked down at the chain gang below. Cited from The Belted Seas, by Arthur Colton
  • "The stake and chain gang will just about be on the job by this time." Cited from TCB in Dixie Land, by Edgar B.P. Darlington
  • The chain gang convicts typically had a sentence of two months or less.
  • I've seen 'am on a chain gang, too, up at the penitentiary. Cited from Slave Narratives: Ohio, by Work Projects Administration
  • The streets, thanks to the male and female chain-gangs, are kept quite clean. Cited from Mexico and its Religion, by Robert A. Wilson
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