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CASTIGATORY, punishments. An engine used to punish women who have been convicted of being common scolds it is sometimes called the trebucket, tumbrel, ducking stool, or cucking stool. This barbarous punishment has perhaps never been inflicted in the United States. 12 S. & It. 225. Vide Common Scold.

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The negotiators further demanded that the castigatory measures imposed on the West Bank since June 12 be ended, including the release of the re-captured Wafa al-Ahrar ex-prisoners and members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
Though Guiraudie claims the film is about passion jusqu'au bout, Stranger can conversely be read as an allegory of concatenating death wishes or a castigatory tale about the mortal heedlessness of desire.
Thereafter the trends in satire become more difficult to characterize, as they become multidirectional, though the invective of Charles Churchill, for example, is "exceptional" in the 1760s, "a decade hardly known for its harshly castigatory satire" (253).