Stool of repentance

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the cuttystool.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
You shall take this chair of mine when I have folded my letter, and I will take the stool (though you ought to take it, I can tell you, sir, if it's the stool of repentance), and you'll soon find yourself taken to task soundly.'
The cast, wielding a variety of instruments, weaves a world in a fashion that hints of Northern Broadsides, Kneehigh (Dominic Marsh, playing the Lord Advocate, returns after his triumph in Dead Dog in a Suitcase), Blackadder - I give you the stool of repentance, and, yes, even a nod to Python.