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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
- Cucking stools
or ducking stools
were chairs formerly
used for punishment
women, scolds, and dishonest tradesmen
in England, Scotland, and...
- castigatory, or cucking stool
in the Saxon language signifies
the scolding stool
now it is frequently corrupted
into ducking stool
used on August
14, 1515, to execute
a coin forger. Brazen
bull Ducking stool
(June 21, 2001), Mordgeschichten
- of the last ordeals
by ducking stool
in 1809, with Jenny Pipes
as the final
in****bent. The ducking stool
is on public display
- lawsuit after
her head on an unpadded
part of a dunk tank. Ducking stool
, a medieval
form of punishment involving dipping
- Ducking stool
at the medieval Criminal
- to humiliate
party. They included
of the ducking stool
, pillory, jougs, a shrew's fiddle, or a scold's bridle. Scold
- a variety
of forms, including
whipping, stocks, the pillory
and the ducking stool
. In the 17th and 18th centuries, whipping posts
- Anti-suffrage postcard- For a Suffragette
- 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...
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