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scold's bridle

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
scold's bridle

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an instrument of punishment for a scolding woman, consisting of an iron framework for the head and a sharp metal

Reference Entry.  27 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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