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Ducking stool
Ducking 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 stool
Castigatory 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 stool
Cucking 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. Scott.

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- Cucking stools or ducking stools were chairs formerly used for punishment of disorderly women, scolds, and dishonest tradesmen in England, Scotland, and...
- castigatory, or cucking stool, which in the Saxon language signifies the scolding stool; though now it is frequently corrupted into ducking stool, because the residue...
- first used on August 14, 1515, to execute a coin forger. Brazen bull Ducking stool Graf, Klaus (June 21, 2001), Mordgeschichten und Hexenerinnerungen –...
- of the last ordeals by ducking stool took place in Leominster in 1809, with Jenny Pipes as the final in****bent. The ducking stool is on public display in...
- lawsuit after she struck her head on an unpadded part of a dunk tank. Ducking stool, a medieval form of punishment involving dipping the victim in water...
- Ducking stool at the medieval Criminal Museum...
- to humiliate the guilty party. They included the imposition of the ducking stool, pillory, jougs, a shrew's fiddle, or a scold's bridle. Scold or shrew...
- a variety of forms, including whipping, stocks, the pillory and the ducking stool. In the 17th and 18th centuries, whipping posts were considered indispensable...
- Anti-suffrage postcard- For a Suffragette the Ducking-Stool.jpg...
- weight, he or she was deemed guilty. This is similar to the use of a ducking stool. Weigh houses were especially common in the Netherlands, Germany, where...