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Definition of Ducking stool
Ducking stoolDucking Duck"ing,
n. & a., from Duck, v. t. & i.
Ducking stool, a stool or chair in which common scolds were
formerly tied, and plunged into water, as a punishment.
See Cucking stool. The practice of ducking began in the
latter part of the 15th century, and prevailed until the
early part of the 18th, and occasionally as late as the
19th century. --Blackstone. Chambers. ducking stoolCastigatory Cas"ti*ga*to*ry, n.
An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant
scolds; -- called also a ducking stool, or trebucket.
--Blacktone. ducking stoolCucking stool Cuck"ing stool` (k?k"?ng st??l`). [Cf. AS.
scealfingst[=o]l, a word of similar meaning, allied to
scealfor a diver, mergus avis; or possibly from F. coquine a
hussy, slut, jade, f. of coquin, OE. cokin, a rascal; or cf.
Icel. k?ka to dung, k?kr dung, the name being given as to a
disgracing or infamous punishment.]
A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also
dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in
front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob,
but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called
also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and
often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool. --Sir. W.
Meaning of Ducking stool from wikipedia
- ducking-stools and cucking-stools are chairs formerly
used for punishment
and dishonest tradesmen
- the two wheels allowed
the cart to be tilted
to more easily discharge
its load the word is also used as a name for the cucking-stool .
- by ducking
: being placed
in a chair
in a river
or pond. 'how long the ducking-stool has been in disuse
from the war memorial
was the original
site of the village
'ducking stool' where
- file:the ducking stool
- geograph. org. uk - 15898. jpg , ducking stool
in the church
a ducking stool
had been constructed
nearby, the court ruled
that the traditional common
for a scold
- some lock-ups also had stocks
, ducking stool
, or pinfold
them and the origins
of the 18th century village
examples: ducking stool jerusalem artichoke
(from italian, girasole) jordan almonds
(from french, jardin) pumpernickle
has them arrested
on a burglary
charge, and the two are sentenced
to be dunked
in the ducking stool
and then banished
history: a ducking stool
in 1584 as the roman
road grew busier, brentwood became
a major coaching
stop for stagecoaches,