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SCOLD. A woman who by her habit of scolding becomes a nuisance to the neighborhood, is called a common scold. Vide Common Scold.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He is an advisor, not a scolder. Also, Pitt's background on financial reporting issues will be useful when Congress takes on reform of the securities laws, one of the things Rep.
The lawyer said Mrs Nevin admitted she "may be a bit of a scolder" but hadn't said anything along those lines.
Lady in Orpheus Descending, represents the stereotype of the Italian woman in that she is an energetic scolder; her neighbors comment: "she'll give those two old maids a touch of her tongue!