dunce's cap

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

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So while the deputy leader was given Aplus for effort, poor councillor Stacey was handed the equivalent of the dunce's cap.
NEXT up for a national dunce's cap was a Crown Prosecution Service who thought our legal system's time so worthless it could be wasted on a comedian who swore at his woman.
He states in his day they didn't have any teaching assistants - but I can guarantee they had the cane and a dunce's cap!
Ricky Ponting is wearing the dunce's cap once again for his field settings as debutant Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid serenely stroked their way to 207 on a tired, if not wildly turning, final-day track.
Not to mention his Tory counterpart George Osbourne's pledge to be even more of a wimp should Darling be ready to hand him the dunce's cap any time soon.
Eventually, he decided to sell his company, a decision seen as very foolish at the time; Curry remembers appearing on the cover of a well-known business magazine with a dunce's cap Photoshopped onto his head.
Joseph's mum Hayley Archer, 35, said today: "This is a Victorian punishment akin to making children stand in a corner with a dunce's cap on.
So, just to clear that up, the East Stand (popular) to be the Sir Bob stand and the columnist to be in the Long Stand (in the corner) with the dunce's cap on.
THERE'S no doubt about who has to wear the dunce's cap in training at St Helens this week.
If the definition of stupidity is making the same mistake over and over again, then Theresa May must be glad that they've abolished the dunce's cap.
So I now have another dunce's cap to add to my drawerful.
I'M disappointed that ANDREW BALDING hasn't won a Group race this year, so have awarded the dunce's cap to myself.
First up, swapping mitre for dunce's cap, is the hapless Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Price, who told Synod that, while rioters and thieves were both deprived and morally wrong, they had a message for the law-abiding.
I think it is the dunce's cap again for the Conservative candidate.