ducking stool

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an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water

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It is usually people who have moved here who complain about the ducking stool, dare I say it, mainly middle-class women," she said.
Yesterday things were back to normal as six militiamen were present to carry out their duties of rounding up victims for the fair's Pied Powder Court and its ducking stool.
The heat also meant that anyone falling foul of the Alnwick Fair ducking stool managed to dry off quickly after an unceremonious dip in its chilly water.
Around this time of year in days gone by, Lisa would have been heading straight for the ducking stool or, at the very least, her own made- to-measure wicker man.
Children from Hetton Lyons and Battle Hill schools will be performing during today and Friday, along with all the usual fun and frolics such as street comedy and the infamous ducking stool ( not a pleasant prospect for its victims if the weather remains gloomy.
It may have escaped his notice but centuries ago Camilla would have found herself on a ducking stool.
There will also be the famed Pied Powder Courts with the costumed Alnwick Fair militiamen capturing errant wenches for a soaking in the ever-popular ducking stool.
The Mission Impossible star sportingly volunteered to sit on a ducking stool at a fund-raising bash in Los Angeles for the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric Aids Foundation.
The town crier bellows the news, followed by a re- enactment of rough justice in bygone days - punishment by stocks, pillory, whipping post and ducking stool.
I once dropped an empty crisp packet in Bridlington and managed to escape before they strapped me to a ducking stool.
Chiders and scolds were fined and imprisoned: if this didn't work, they suffered a dousing in the ducking stool.
She weighs out at 7st 13lb and one of her favourite horses is The Ducking Stool, which she has ridden to successs on three occasions.
LE MARTALIN (11-5) Dec 27 Leopardstown 2m Hdl Grade1 (4yo+) yielding, [euro]50,150: Deep Resolve, 8 Rahmah, Royal Flag, 10 Archipeligo, 12 Long- side, 14 Silver Shuffle, 16 The Ducking Stool, The Yank, Three Order [15] 8 11--5 D O'Meara 9--2 Mr Thomas Greatrex 1 Saturnas (11-10), 6 LE MARTALIN (btn 16l+) (11-10, Sean Flanagan) led, mistake 2nd, extended advantage after 3rd, lead reduced 3 out, headed after next, soon weakened (12/1); 7 ran.
His campaign centred around having the village ducking stool re-commissioned for such heinous crimes as apple scrumping and dog fouling.
Until they have the jury is out and Tom doesn't deserve the ducking stool.