Pillorying
Pillory Pil"lo*ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pilloried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pillorying}.] [Cf. F. pilorier.] 1. To set in, or punish with, the pillory. ``Hungering for Puritans to pillory.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn. --Gladstone. [1913 Webster]


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