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cutty stool

noun, Scot.
a low stool.
(formerly) a seat in churches where offenders against chastity, or other delinquents, received public rebuke.
Origin of cutty stool
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "If you and Dolly come over to us on Monday, you may put me on the cutty-stool if you like afterwards;" and with that he was gone.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • In Scotland the ordeals of sitting on the repentance-stool or cutty-stool were most frequent.

British Dictionary definitions for cutty-stool

cutty stool

(formerly, in Scotland) the church seat on which an unchaste person sat while being harangued by the minister
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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