ducking stool


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duck·ing stool

(dŭk′ĭng)
n.
A chair attached to a board or pole, formerly used as a punishment for offenders, in which a person was tied and ducked into water.

ducking stool

n
(Historical Terms) history a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water

duck′ing stool`


n.
a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water.
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Noun1.ducking stool - an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in waterducking stool - an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water
instrument of punishment - an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person
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Which makes a powerful argument for the return of the ducking stool, with Bojo dipped for every interview or question he evades.
John Shipley That includes, from 1669, the accounts for Shrewsbury Corporation included the purchase of a new ducking stool for the punishment of scolds, and the stocks were last used in the town in 1850 to secure a policeman who had been convicted of being drunk and disorderly.
This kind of fearful, poorly thought-out nonsense belongs in the Dark Ages with the witch trial and the ducking stool.
I once dropped an empty crisp packet in Bridlington and managed to escape before they strapped me to a ducking stool.
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LE MARTALIN (11-5) Dec 27 Leopardstown 2m Hdl Grade1 (4yo+) yielding, [euro]50,150: Deep Resolve, 8 Rahmah, Royal Flag, 10 Archipeligo, 12 Long- side, 14 Silver Shuffle, 16 The Ducking Stool, The Yank, Three Order [15] 8 11--5 D O'Meara 9--2 Mr Thomas Greatrex 1 Saturnas (11-10), 6 LE MARTALIN (btn 16l+) (11-10, Sean Flanagan) led, mistake 2nd, extended advantage after 3rd, lead reduced 3 out, headed after next, soon weakened (12/1); 7 ran.
His campaign centred around having the village ducking stool re-commissioned for such heinous crimes as apple scrumping and dog fouling.
Until they have the jury is out and Tom doesn't deserve the ducking stool.
They should have made an example of the low life Geraldine Shaw They should bring back the ducking stool and give him a taste of his own medicine!
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Gilxs Wendes | I've heard that the last trial for witchcraft in Cardiff was in 1977 and that they still have a ducking stool hidden away in the depths of City Hall somewhere.
GARRY OWEN NEWSBOY 2.20 - PIVOTAL MOMENT 2.50 - CARDINAL 3.20 - LAHAAG 3.55 - CUSHION 4.30 - NASIJAH 5.00 - QANAN 5.30 - EAST TEXAS RED 6.00 - KINGAROO 2.20 - TARARA (NAP) 2.50 - SHAWKANTANGO 3.20 - ODDYSEY 3.55 - CUSHION 4.30 - MUTHMERA 5.00 - STARFIELD 5.30 - EAST TEXAS RED 6.00 - THE DUCKING STOOL GARRY OWEN 2.20 - PIVOTAL MOMENT 2.50 - CARDINAL 3.20 - LAHAAG 3.55 - CUSHION 4.30 - NASIJAH 5.00 - QANAN 5.30 - EAST TEXAS RED 6.00 - KINGAROO NEWSBOY 2.20 - TARARA (NAP) 2.50 - SHAWKANTANGO 3.20 - ODDYSEY 3.55 - CUSHION 4.30 - MUTHMERA 5.00 - STARFIELD 5.30 - EAST TEXAS RED 6.00 - THE DUCKING STOOL