Black Hole of Calcutta

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  1. noun
    a dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula; the next morning only 23 were still alive
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    donjon, dungeon, keep
    the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
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