Origin of ducking stool
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But I cannot think any save the most ignoble criminals ever sat in a ducking-stool.Curious Punishments of Bygone Days|Alice Morse Earle
Scolds had to be ducked over head and ears in a ducking-stool.
The pillory or stocks, whipping post, and ducking-stool were maintained at every county seat, and were familiar objects to all.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
Kirkham had its brank for scolds, in addition to a ducking-stool.
The ducking-stool, for example, was an appliance for softening the female temper only.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays|Ambrose Bierce