Word Nerds 1.11

Word: pillory

Book: Witch of Blackbird Pond, page 168

Context: “She could not face the family, or the whispering and staring that would turn her own family pew into a pillory.”

Definition: a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisoned and exposed to public abuse.

Ammon Definition: a trap for public ridicule

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