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pillory in Jail & punishment topic

pillorypillory2 noun (plural pillories) [countable]  SCJa wooden frame with holes for someone’s head and hands to be locked into, used in the past as a way of publicly punishing someone the stocks at stock1(9)
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pilloryThe gardens contain many trees and a large collection of orchids, as well as old tombstones, Manueline windows and a fifteenth-century pillory.