Origin of cucking stool
Examples from the Web for cucking stool
The fraudulent female brewer of adulterated beer was placed in the cucking-stool, a degradation afterward reserved for scolds.
The cucking-stool not only endangered the health of the party, but also gave the tongue liberty 'twixt every dip.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
The old English cucking-stool for shrews is well known; it was common abroad also, with some customs peculiarly foreign.Curiosities of Olden Times|S. Baring-Gould
Ale-wives in Scotland in bygone times who sold bad ale were placed in the cucking-stool.
The cucking-stool in the early history of England must not be confounded with the ducking-stool.