Happily, I received a hat out of it all.
Let's hope that today's journey is much less eventful.
I wrote very well yesterday, getting my 3 000 words in before lunch. I think that I'm almost done. I think. I hope. Please, for the love of all that is good in this world, let me be almost finished this book!
I should get back to writing. Here is today's Forgotten English for you logophiles:
A chair in which an offender was placed to be hooted at or pelted by the mob; or it might be used for ducking its occupant; from Icelandic kuka, to ease oneself, and kukr, dung.
- Charles Annandale's Dictionary of the English Language, 1897
An instrument of punishment formerly in use for scolds, disorderly women, fraudelent tradespeople, etc.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1893.