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  • /jŭgz or jugz/ (Scot hist)
      plural noun
      An instrument of punishment consisting of an iron collar attached to a wall or post and put round an offender's neck
      ORIGIN: Prob OFr joug a yoke, from L jugum

Examples

  • The jougs at Sorn Kirk were stolen in the 1930s, but located and returned.
  • Some crosses still incorporate the iron staples to which jougs and branks were once attached.
  • Jougs were similar in their purpose as a pillory, but did not restrain the sufferer from speaking.
  • Cuthbertson refers to the jougs as " symbols of the session's power against gossips and evil-doers ".
  • The jougs on the Isle of Cumbrae survive, attached to a gatepost at the entrance to the Millport Old Cemetery entrance.
  • Sir Walter Scott rescued the jougs from Threave Castle in the Borders and attached them to the castellated gateway he built at Abbotsford House.
  • It can still be seen bearing metal bands around its trunk to which jougs were once attached for the restraint and humiliation of petty criminals.
  • Sir Walter Scott rescued the " jougs " from Threave Castle in Dumfries and Galloway and attached them to the castellated gateway he built at Abbotsford.
  • As well as housing accused criminals awaiting trial, and debtors, tolbooths were also places of public punishment, equipped with a whipping post, stocks or jougs.
  • Mr Carse of the Shawhill Estate protected a fine old thorn tree that grew at the Hurlford Bridge end by attaching a pair of jougs to it, made by David Brown the local blacksmith.
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