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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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was wrongfully treating detainees as "enemy combatants"--a status that she scoldingly observed "in fact does not exist"--Nowak did nothing to correct her, much less to clarify the precedents cited by the American government in classifying some captured combatants as, by the standards of the Hague and Geneva Conventions, "unlawful." (3) Since the U.S.-E.U.
Mewshaw admits that the novel does "capture the gritty reality of city living." And then he concludes rather scoldingly: "If Mr.
Step back from these issues, and it's hard to see quite how he managed to land himself in such scoldingly hot water.