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- n. In the past, a punishment whereby a hole or bore was made onto someone's tongue.
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He was pale when he came out of the pillory, but highcoloured after tongue-boring.
Williams was excused and partially justified; while the whipping, ear - cropping, tongue-boring, and hanging of the Quakers was defended, as the only effectual method of dealing with such devil-driven heretics, as