cell


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  • noun

Synonyms for cell

Synonyms for cell

any small compartment

Related Words

a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver

small room in which a monk or nun lives

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When night fell he was pacing up and down his cell like a wild beast that breaks its teeth upon the bars of its cage.
As the Inquisition rarely allowed its victims to be seen with their limbs distorted and their flesh lacerated by torture, so madness is always concealed in its cell, from whence, should it depart, it is conveyed to some gloomy hospital, where the doctor has no thought for man or mind in the mutilated being the jailer delivers to him.
Soon they came hastening back, and prayed him to come and see how lovely the dark cell had grown.
The noise died out as the bees settled in empty cells for the night.
Then I dropped lightly to the floor of the cell beyond.
And opening the window of his cell he pointed out with his finger the immense church of Notre-Dame, which, outlining against the starry sky the black silhouette of its two towers, its stone flanks, its monstrous haunches, seemed an enormous two-headed sphinx, seated in the middle of the city.
Two hours afterwards he could not be recognized as a king, a gentleman, a man, a human being; he might rather be called a madman, tearing the door with his nails, trying to tear up the flooring of his cell, and uttering such wild and fearful cries that the old Bastile seemed to tremble to its very foundations for having revolted against its master.
Sergius obeyed the starets, showed his letter to the Abbot, and having obtained his permission, gave up his cell, handed all his possessions over to the monastery, and set out for the Tambov hermitage.
Well, young man, we have the family cell here, and we will give it to you.
Waterhouse, who has shown that the form of the cell stands in close relation to the presence of adjoining cells; and the following view may, perhaps, be considered only as a modification of this theory.
In the greater number of species, each cel was provided with one head, but in others each cell had two.
Unless this watch be corrupted or sleeping on his post, it is impossible for a man to escape; for even in the event of his forcing the iron door of his cell without noise (which is exceedingly improbable), the moment he appears outside, and steps into that one of the five galleries on which it is situated, he must be plainly and fully visible to the officer below.
The cell, or black hole, for it had those words painted on the door, was very dark, and having recently accommodated a drunken deserter, by no means clean.
The two attendants, after a little whispering, came out into the passage, stretching themselves as if glad of the temporary relief, and motioned the visitors to follow the jailer into the cell.
Here and there among the cells containing dead brood and honey an angry buzzing can sometimes be heard.