Definition of tolbooth:
calaboose, jailhouse, hoosegow, jug, hock, quod, coop, lockup, joint, penitentiary, slammer, cooler, tollbooth, prison, bastille, pen, can, tollhouse, pokey, clink, brig, big house, slam, stir, nick, stockade, guardroom, bridewell, hold.
And when I came to think of it afterwards, reflecting upon the assumptions of the modern realistic school, I found that some scenes, notably the night attack on the old Tolbooth, were as real to me as if I had read them in a police report of a newspaper of the day.- "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- "Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville", Mary Somerville.
Thereafter, says the historian Spalding, he fires the Tolbooth, a prison of Stonehaven, wherein there was store of grain, and the whole town, with all the barnyards, houses, and other buildings, except those of James Clark, wherein Montrose himself was quartered.- "The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1", William Finden.