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tumbrel

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tumbrel \Tum"brel\, Tumbril \Tum"bril\, noun [OF. tomberel, F. tombereau, fr. tomber to fall, to tumble; of Teutonic origin. Cf. {Tumble}.]

1. A cucking stool for the punishment of scolds.

2. A rough cart. --Tusser. --Tatler.

3. (Mil.) A cart or carriage with two wheels, which accompanies troops or artillery, to convey the tools of pioneers, cartridges, and the like.

4. A kind of basket or cage of osiers, willows, or the like, to hold hay and other food for sheep. [Eng.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cucking stool \Cuck"ing stool'\ (k?k"?ng st??l'). [Cf. AS. scealfingst[=o]l, a word of similar meaning, allied to scealfor a diver, mergus avis; or possibly from F. coquine a hussy, slut, jade, f. of coquin, OE. cokin, a rascal; or cf. Icel. k?ka to dung, k?kr dung, the name being given as to a disgracing or infamous punishment.] A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called also a {castigatory}, a {tumbrel}, and a {trebuchet}; and often, but not so correctly, a {ducking stool}. --Sir. W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tumbrel

noun

1: a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution [syn: {tumbrel}, {tumbril}]


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