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sionnach commented on the word fixfax
A pillory, or stocks-lie neck-binding framework, derived from the fixfax ligaments, or "sinews in the necks of cattle or sheep".
November 18, 2008
Gammerstang commented on the word fixfax
(noun) - The tendon of the neck of cattle or sheep. Figuratively, and perhaps ludicrously, transferred to the punishment of the juggs, or pillory. --John Jamieson's Scottish Etymological Dictionary, 1808
April 23, 2018
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