Definitions

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  • n. A chained iron collar once used in churches to expose sinners to public scorn

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An iron collar fastened to a wall or post, formerly used in Scotland as a kind of pillory. [Written also juggs.] See juke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument of punishment formerly used in Scotland, consisting of an iron collar which surrounded the neck of the criminal, and was fastened to a wall or tree by an iron chain.

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Examples

  • "On the look of the man I would give him the jougs," said he.

    Doom Castle

  • 'Up wi' him! 'cried Madge wi' the Fiery Face, who had just been loosed from the 'jougs,' wherein she had been confined for 'kenspeckle incontinence.'

    Border Ghost Stories

  • It stands on the lower "corbie" step of a pigeon-house, with the strange accompaniment of a pair of "jougs," an iron collar for securing a prisoner.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • The road to the house led past the pigeon-house, so that the dial and jougs could be seen by all.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • Lauderdale almost alone interfered, and procured, to his infinite honour, a delay of six months in the extension of this act, -- a sort of reprieve from the southern _jougs_, -- by which we may have some chance of profiting, if, during the interval, we can show ourselves true

    Political Pamphlets

  • The few cottages that remain speak of other days, and the old churchyard, and the jougs -- an iron collar in which offenders were pilloried -- fastened to the porch of the church, bring back the long-forgotten past.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • At the church gates is the historical _jougs_, a place of penance for the neck of detected sinners, and the historical _louping-on stane_, from which Dutch-built lairds and farmers climbed into the saddle.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25)

  • First, however, the present possessor of this authority was more pleased in talking about prerogative than in exercising it; and excepting that he imprisoned two poachers in the dungeon of the old tower of Tully-Veolan, where they were sorely frightened by ghosts, and almost eaten by rats, and that he set an old woman in the jougs (or Scottish pillory) for saying 'there were mair fules in the laird's ha' house than Davie

    Waverley

  • Like James the first, however, the present possessor of this authority was more pleased in talking about prerogative than in exercising it; and, excepting that he imprisoned two poachers in the dungeon of the old tower of Tully-Veolan, where they were sorely frightened by ghosts, and almost eaten by rats, and that he set an old woman in the jougs (or Scottish pillory) for saying ` ` there were mair fules in the laird's ha 'house than Davie Gellatley,' '

    The Waverley

  • Like James the First, however, the present possessor of this authority was more pleased in talking about prerogative than in exercising it; and excepting that he imprisoned two poachers in the dungeon of the old tower of Tully-Veolan, where they were sorely frightened by ghosts, and almost eaten by rats, and that he set an old woman in the jougs (or Scottish pillory) for saying 'there were mair fules in the laird's ha' house than Davie

    Waverley — Volume 1

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