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- n. The pillory, stocks, etc., of a prison.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old slang name for the pillory, stocks, etc., of a prison.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A state of discomfort or misery; hence, anything that causes uneasiness; specifically, an old name for a punishment causing bodily discomfort or pain, as the stocks or the pillory, or some especially uncomfortable part of a prison, as a very small cell.
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