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Synonyms for cell

any small compartment

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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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Having shut the door of his cell, he placed the torch in a candlestick made of wood, and looked around his sleeping apartment, the furniture of which was of the most simple kind.
In the centre of the cell, in a circle traced with a fragment of plaster detached from the wall, sat a man whose tattered garments scarcely covered him.
During this period, I became aware, for the first time, of the origin of the sulphurous light which illumined the cell.
There's one line, at least, of perfectly good cells.
The sham chaplain came into our cells to exhort us, carrying a black bag, supposed to be full of tracts, and so often did he come that by the third day we had each stowed away at the foot of our beds a file, a brace of pistols, a pound of powder, and twenty slugs.
Returning to my own cell, I found Xodar still sitting in the same position in which I had left him.
By chance, after her death, I came upon an ancient plan of the temple, and there I found, plainly writ, the most minute directions for reaching the cells at any time.
And their long-departed owners seemed to throng the gloomy cells and corridors with their phantom shapes.
Here and there among the cells containing dead brood and honey an angry buzzing can sometimes be heard.
These molecular changes were transmitted to the cerebral cells of progeny, became, in short, racial memories.
THE Warden of a Penitentiary was one day putting locks on the doors of all the cells when a mechanic said to him:
We hear from mathematicians that bees have practically solved a recondite problem, and have made their cells of the proper shape to hold the greatest possible amount of honey, with the least possible consumption of precious wax in their construction.
Several genera (Flustra Eschara, Cellaria, Crisia, and others) agree in having singular moveable organs (like those of Flustra avicularia, foun in the European seas) attached to their cells.
Each of these cells holds a small truckle bed, in which one prisoner sleeps; never more.
Here, he was searched, that he might not have about him the means of anticipating the law; this ceremony performed, they led him to one of the condemned cells, and left him there--alone.