cutty stool
noun Date: 1820 1. chiefly Scottish a low stool 2. a seat in a Scottish church where offenders formerly sat for public rebuke

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  • cutty stool — n. Scot. a seat in a church, in which offenders sat and were publicly rebuked by the minister …   English World dictionary

  • cutty stool — noun a low stool; formerly in Scotland, a seat in a church where an offender was publicly rebuked • Hypernyms: ↑stool * * * noun Etymology: cutty (I) 1. chiefly Scotland : a low stool 2. : a se …   Useful english dictionary

  • cutty-stool — cuttˈy stool noun The stool of repentance in old Scottish church discipline • • • Main Entry: ↑cutty …   Useful english dictionary

  • cutty stool — Scot. 1. a low stool. 2. (formerly) a seat in churches where offenders against chastity, or other delinquents, received public rebuke. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • cutty — adj. & n. Sc. & N.Engl. adj. cut short; abnormally short. n. (pl. ies) a short tobacco pipe. Phrases and idioms: cutty stool hist. a stool of repentance …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cutty-sark (witch) — Cutty sark is 18th century Scots for short chemise or short undergarment .[1] Hyphenated, Cutty sark was a nickname given to the witch Nannie Dee, a fictional character created by Robert Burns in his Tam o Shanter, after the garment she wore. The …   Wikipedia

  • Cutty-sark — is Scots for a short chemise or short undergarment; see Cutty sark (witch).Cutty sark or Cutty Sark usually refers to: * Cutty sark (witch), a fictional character created by Robert Burns in his comic poem Tam o Shanter , also referred to in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cutty Sark (disambiguation) — The Cutty Sark is a tea clipper built in Scotland. Cutty Sark may also refer to: Cutty Sark (whisky), a brand of Scotch whisky Cutty sark (witch), a character created by Robert Burns in Tam o Shanter Cutty Sark (yacht), a private yacht belong to… …   Wikipedia

  • Cuttie-stool — A cuttie stool, or cutty stool (also stuil), was a type of three legged chair used in Scotland. It was a short stool, often having a round seat on the top, but the word also designates a larger piece of furniture associated with public penance in …   Wikipedia

  • creepie — ˈkrēpē noun ( s) Etymology: creep (I) + ie dialect Britain : a low three legged stool : cutty stool …   Useful english dictionary

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