At the present time, in some parts of America, scolding females are liable to be punished by means of the ducking-stool.
In the Nottinghamshire records are traces of the ducking-stool at Southwell and Retford.
The latest recorded instance of the ducking-stool being used in England occurred at Leominster.
The last time the Bristol ducking-stool was used was, it is said, in the year 1718.
He conceived the grotesque idea that the ducking-stool would be about the thing.
She was committed for trial at the assizes, as the magistrate had no ducking-stool.
This contrivance, to-day unknown, was once quite familiar to English civilization, and was called the "ducking-stool."
Behind Winchester House was the ducking-stool for sousing scolds in the river.
The pillory or stocks, whipping post, and ducking-stool were maintained at every county seat, and were familiar objects to all.
A ducking-stool had been already established in each county.