dunce cap

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a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils

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But like the student with a dunce cap, Peirce was ostracized by academia, and died in poverty.
The individual who penned that howler has been ordered to the back of the news room, donning the requisite dunce cap, with five hundred lines to write.
WHEN they thought of class, Britney was outside waiting for the headmaster with a dunce cap on.
There are intriguing educational footnotes (origins of the dunce cap, the word "moron"); the observation that because they often get discovered in their teens, many respected showbiz celebrities never finished high school; and acknowledgement of the fact that our culture's pandering to youth has rendered the wisdom of age a worthless commodity.
The dunce stool stands waiting with the dunce cap ready for the next erring student.
If you answered "location, location, location," put on the dunce cap and go sit in the corner.
The Dunce Cap icon--This warns viewers about stupid new gimmicks, like ABC's latest format, which forces Peter Jennings to sit on a twirling bar stool for a goodly portion of the broadcast so he looks like Jack Paar.
The sots, wearing the traditional short jacket, tights, bells, and dunce cap of the fool, also introduced acrobatics and farcical humor into the sketches.
The drawing shows a dunce cap, an upside down, melting ice cream cone, and a pointed Klan hood.
The name is shorthand for "No (one) Ever Really Dies," but it's the abbreviation that refuses to become an acronym: Pronounce it "nerd" and be prepared to wear the dunce cap.
A tip of the dunce cap goes to Brockton District Court Clerk Magistrate Kevin Creedon, who last week presided over a deal permitting R&B singer Bobby Brown to sidestep cocaine possession charges in return for mentoring the city's youth for a year.
From politicians and bankers to athletes and celebrities, you have to tune in to find out who's getting a halo and who's getting the dunce cap this week.
Sometimes wearing a dunce cap, Ulrich's fool doesn't stand a chance.