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    Fitting someone into stocks in town square?

    Hi,

    Could anyone help me with this phrase with underline?

    "What further punishment did he have in mind for her?
    Fitting her into stocks in the town square ? "

    Thank you very much in advance for your kind help.

    Highly appreciated!

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    Re: Fitting someone into stocks in town square?

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    Hi,

    Could anyone help me with this phrase with underline?

    "What further punishment did he have in mind for her?
    Fitting her into stocks in the town square ? "

    Thank you very much in advance for your kind help.

    Highly appreciated!

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) Human beings are always thinking of ways to punish

    other human beings.

    (2) Many years ago, the governments in Europe and the

    United States used "stocks."

    (a) It was like a big piece of wood with holes. The "bad"

    person would have to stand or sit behind the wooden board with his/her

    arms or feet sticking out of the holes. The passing "good"

    people would laugh at him/her. Sometimes the "good" people

    would throw dead cats or dogs at the "bad" person -- an action that

    sometimes would kill the person in the stocks.

    *****NOT A TEACHER *****
    Last edited by TheParser; 17-Oct-2010 at 18:56.

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    Re: Fitting someone into stocks in town square?

    The Parser,

    Thank you very much!!

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    Re: Fitting someone into stocks in town square?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Many years ago, the governments in Europe and the

    United States used "stocks."






    Stocks were never used in the US. They were used by New England Puritans during the colonial period, when many people were considered "bad."

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