Bailey


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Bailey

1. David. born 1938, English photographer
2. Nathan or Nathaniel. died 1742, English lexicographer: compiler of An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721--27)

Bailey

Stockade or walled enclosure surrounding a castle; also an open court in a medieval fortification.

bailey

The open area within a castle fortification. See inner bailey and outer bailey; Also see motte-and-bailey.
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Therefore, all the Old Bailey doors were well guarded--except, indeed, the social doors by which the criminals got there, and those were always left wide open.
Miss Larkins, laughing, draws her hand through my arm, and says, 'Now take me back to Captain Bailey.
I hope Maria Bailey is all he thinks her," she added, softly, "for I could n't bear to have him disappointed again.
Black was the mouth of Twynham Castle, though a pair of torches burning at the further end of the gateway cast a red glare over the outer bailey, and sent a dim, ruddy flicker through the rough-hewn arch, rising and falling with fitful brightness.
How about rowing and running ending in the Old Bailey and the gallows?
Conduct for which he might hold up his hand at the Old Bailey.
The travelers readily accept the proposal of Harry Bailey, their jovial and domineering host, that he go with them as leader and that they enliven the journey with a story-telling contest (two stories from each pilgrim during each half of the journey) for the prize of a dinner at his inn on their return.
On September 15th John Cavendish appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey, charged with "The Wilful Murder of Emily Agnes Inglethorp," and pleaded "Not Guilty.
But, if I run away with her afterward, and if you are there, aiding and abetting me, we are guilty of Abduction, and we may stand, side by side, at the bar of the Old Bailey to answer for it
Old Bailey stepped up to the wicket, and called play, and the match has begun.
As I wanted a trial scene in the Old Bailey, I chose the period of 1700 for my purpose; but being shamefully ignorant of my subject, and my husband confessing to little more knowledge than I possessed, a London bookseller was commissioned to send us everything he could procure bearing on Old Bailey trials.
Sam Miles had been caught poaching, and Peter Bailey had gone to the workhouse at last.