a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was strapped, to be mocked and pelted or ducked in water.
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How to use cucking stool in a sentence
Two years later, a new cucking-stool was made at the expense of the parish.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Scold′er; Scold′ing, railing: a rating; Scold′ing-stool, a cucking-stool.
The cucking-stool in the early history of England must not be confounded with the ducking-stool.Bygone Punishments | William Andrews
Chief among them was the Ducking or Cucking-stool, a scourge for scolds, and once as common in every parish as the stocks.The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2 | Arthur Griffiths
Two pounds were paid for a cucking-stool at Leicester in 1768.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things | Edmund Fillingham King
British Dictionary definitions for cucking stool
history a stool to which suspected witches, scolds, etc, were tied and pelted or ducked into water as a punishment: Compare ducking stool
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