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chain gang

(US) a group of convicted prisoners chained together, usually while doing hard labour.
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Out of This World is told from the viewpoint of four teens: Josh, his best friends, Marina and Des, and their biker friend, Chaingang.
He added: "The ongoing Barberry Highway programme involves use of a canal workboat and a chaingang of gardeners and volunteers.
The last carnival in Flint is believed to have taken place just a few years later, in the 1950s, but the tradition is due to be revived this August Chaingang, part of the Prestatyn carnival celebration in the 1970s l-r Violet Dobson, Hughie Morris, Albert Dow and Winefred Parry Alderman Robert Owen mayor of Bangor 1964-1966 at the Maesgeirchen Carnival Llandudno May Queen from the late 1940s or early 1950s.