Definition of Cucking stool

1. Noun. An instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water.

Exact synonyms: Ducking Stool
Generic synonyms: Instrument Of Punishment



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cucking Stool

cuboideonavicular ligaments
cuboidodigital reflex
cuboids
cubomedusa
cubomedusan
cubooctahedra
cubooctahedral
cubooctahedron
cubooctahedrons
cubozoan
cubozoans
cubs
cubulations
cuchifrito
cuchifritos
cucking stool (current term)
cuckold
cuckolded
cuckolding
cuckoldly
cuckoldom
cuckoldoms
cuckoldries
cuckoldry
cuckolds
cuckoldy
cuckoo
cuckoo's nest
cuckoo-bumblebee
cuckoo-dove

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, ..."

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