And it was blim, blam, blim, six times an' twice over, with his two big horse-pistols, an' the house perforated like a cullender
. Likewise there was a dead tom- cat.
She'd take a big cullender
to strain her lard wi', and then wonder as the scratchin's run through.
It smacks of, "just stick that cullender
on your head, son, and we'll tell the teacher you're a Dalek."
In the Ttyal of Witches at the Assizes, held before Sir Mathew Hale (1683), for example, the evidence given against Rose Cullender
and Amy Duny, accused in 1664 of bewitching seven people including two children, stated that the victims of Rose and Amy's witchcraft, among other symptoms, suffered pains in their stomachs as if they had swallowed needles.
In 1662 Rose Cullender
and Amy Denny were charged with bewitching two girls whose fits left their fists clenched so tightly no one could pry them open - except when they were touched by the two old ladies.
et al., "Host remodeling of the gut microbiome and metabolic changes during pregnancy," Cell, vol.
Nevertheless, Hale sentenced Amy Duny and Rose Cullender
to death for witchcraft, sorcery and "unnatural love."
(130) This blind test had legal precedent, being used by Sir Matthew Hale during the infamous trial of Rose Cullender
and Amy Duny at Norwich Assizes in March 1662 to allay fears that the fits and convulsions of the youthful demoniac accusers were elaborate theatrics.
Vijay-Kumar M, Aitken JD, Carvelho FA, Cullender
TC, Mwangi S, Srinivasan S, et al.
(7) On the other end of the century, the Cullender
case (1800) reprises the Zenger strategy, privileging the jury as the last line of defense for liberty in the land.