Definition of Cucking stool
1. Noun. An instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water.
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Literary usage of Cucking stool
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1. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1901)
"THE cucking-stool was an engine invented for the punishment of scolds and unquiet women, by ducking them in the water, after having placed them in a stool ..."
2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The cucking-stool is the ... It one cucking-stool was /or each scold, notd." foor й-мя dim. ... cuckingstool ..."
3. Lives of the Queens of England: from the Norman conquest by Agnes Strickland (1848)
"... vincial town to the cucking-stool, it might have been thought tha derision would have disarmed its terrors for ever. Such would have been the case, ..."
4. England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social by William Connor Sydney (1891)
"... and funeral ceremonies—Obsolete social condition of their inhabitants—Local punishments—The tumbril, cucking-stool, and ' Drunkard's Cloak'—The brank, ..."
5. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"THE cucking-stool was an engine devised for the punishment of scolds and unquiet women, by ducking them in the water; the offenders being placed in a stool ..."
6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"... the quills are blackish gray, the inner webs with transverse white bars ; the tail is darker, approaching to black at the end, and cucking stool, ..."