cutty stool


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cutty stool

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(Historical Terms) (formerly, in Scotland) the church seat on which an unchaste person sat while being harangued by the minister
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Noun1.cutty stool - a low stool; formerly in Scotland, a seat in a church where an offender was publicly rebuked
stool - a simple seat without a back or arms
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STOOL of Repentance, or cutty stool, in the kirks of Scotland, is somewhat analogous to the pillory.
In the abridged edition of 1818, for instance, second sight is not defined, to fabricate is offered in the definition of to skrift, while cutty stool is given a much shorter definition than in Johnson's Dictionary, presumably on the assumption that the envisaged audience would not require extensive explanations:
Claymore, instead, is illustrated quoting both Boswell and Johnson, though not the latter's dictionary, and neither author is mentioned in the entries for fire-cross, cutty stool, fabricate and haggis: