Little-ease
Little-ease Lit"tle-ease`, n. An old slang name for the pillory, stocks, etc., of a prison. [Eng.] --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Little Ease — im Tower of London (Aufnahme von 1890) Mit dem englischen Begriff Little Ease (dt. etwa „wenig Bequemlichkeit“) wird eine vor allem im Mittelalter in Europa praktizierte Foltermethode bezeichnet. Der Gefangene wurde dabei in eine sehr kleine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • little-ease — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a place of confinement (as an extremely small prison cell) or a confining device (as a pillory) making it impossible for a prisoner to have even ordinary comfort or freedom of movement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ease — ([=e]z), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Eased} ([=e]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Easing}.] [OE. esen, eisen, OF. aisier. See {Ease}, n.] 1. To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ease up on — [phrasal verb] 1 a ease up on (someone) : to treat (someone) in a less harsh or demanding way The students might respond better if the teacher eased up on them a little. 1 b ease up on (something) : to apply less pressure to ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • ease off — or[ease up] {v.} To make or become less nervous; relax; work easier. * /When the boss realized that John had been overworking, he eased off his load./ * /With success and prosperity, Mr. Smith was able to ease off./ Compare: LET UP(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ease off — or[ease up] {v.} To make or become less nervous; relax; work easier. * /When the boss realized that John had been overworking, he eased off his load./ * /With success and prosperity, Mr. Smith was able to ease off./ Compare: LET UP(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Little Fork Church — stands on a small knoll to the east of State Route 229 nine miles north of Culpeper, Virginia in a small grove of trees that enhance its naturally pastoral setting. The name Little Fork is taken from the junction of the Hazel and Rappahannock… …   Wikipedia

  • ease into something — ˈease into sth | ˈease yourself/sb into sth derived to become or help sb to become familiar with sth new, especially a new job • It will take a little time for him to ease himself into his new role. Main entry: ↑easederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ease yourself into something — ˈease into sth | ˈease yourself/sb into sth derived to become or help sb to become familiar with sth new, especially a new job • It will take a little time for him to ease himself into his new role. Main entry: ↑easederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ease somebody into something — ˈease into sth | ˈease yourself/sb into sth derived to become or help sb to become familiar with sth new, especially a new job • It will take a little time for him to ease himself into his new role. Main entry: ↑easederived …   Useful english dictionary

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