chain gang

  1. a gang of convicts chained together
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  • The warden of prisons was contacted for information on the convict's behavior on the chain gang, or in a few cases on the State Farm.
  • The Defiant Ones (1958) - When convicts John "Joker" Jackson (Curtis) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier) escape a chain gang manacled together, they must put aside their mutual antipathy. John Farr: Two Passing Greats: A Tribute to Arthur Penn and Tony Curtis
  • The film concerns two escapees from a chain gang, one black and one white, who are forced to cooperate with one another to avoid capture.
  • Citizens have loved his reintroduction of the chain gang and the Army-surplus tents he erected to ease jail overcrowding.
  • It is like working on a chain gang in the hot sun, all day long.
  • I say we use the chain gang system for lifers, and only lifers.
  • This is the Old South that featured everyone's favorite character, the fugitive from a chain gang.
  • He is presenting himself as a man who has little time for the chattering classes, the academics and lawyers and newspaper columnists who will recoil from the spectre of reviving chain gangs, and all the time in the world for the people he describes as "hard-working Ontarians who play by the rules. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • The gangs belt the city like a huge chain from the Battery to Harlem—the collective name of the “chain gang” has been given to their scattered groups in the belief that a much closer connection exists between them than commonly supposed—and the ruffian for whom the East Side has became too hot, has only to step across town and change his name, a matter usually much easier for him than to change his shirt, to find a sanctuary in which to plot fresh outrages. XIX. The Harvest of Tares
  • They looked like a contemporary chain gang. In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA.
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