dunce's cap

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dunce cap

also dunce's cap (dŭn′sĭz)
A cone-shaped paper cap, formerly placed on the head of a slow or lazy pupil. Also called fool's cap.
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Noun1.dunce's cap - a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupilsdunce's cap - a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
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Displayed on hooks upon the wall in all their terrors, were the cane and ruler; and near them, on a small shelf of its own, the dunce's cap, made of old newspapers and decorated with glaring wafers of the largest size.
They will all be pulling his leg about being told off and sent to bed without supper and making sarcastic remarks about him wearing a dunce's cap.
This time it was Wiltshire's Roger East sporting the dunce's cap for sending off Wes Brown for a foul committed by John O'Shea.
After three hours of trial and tribulation I gave up, put the soundbar in a corner in a dunce's cap and went back to watching Captain Laure Berthaud in the brilliant French detective series Spiral.
I'M disappointed that ANDREW BALDING hasn't won a Group race this year, so have awarded the dunce's cap to myself.
Forget cross-country running or gym practice - thousands of pupils starting secondary schools are only fit to wear the dunce's cap in PE lessons.
So while the deputy leader was given Aplus for effort, poor councillor Stacey was handed the equivalent of the dunce's cap.
NEXT up for a national dunce's cap was a Crown Prosecution Service who thought our legal system's time so worthless it could be wasted on a comedian who swore at his woman.
Ricky Ponting is wearing the dunce's cap once again for his field settings as debutant Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid serenely stroked their way to 207 on a tired, if not wildly turning, final-day track.
Had his management company, IMG, insisted that Woods wear a dunce's cap and deliver his statement from a specially-erected naughty step, the toe-curling humiliation could not have been any greater.
Not to mention his Tory counterpart George Osbourne's pledge to be even more of a wimp should Darling be ready to hand him the dunce's cap any time soon.
Joseph's mum Hayley Archer, 35, said today: "This is a Victorian punishment akin to making children stand in a corner with a dunce's cap on.