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" Iron collars, or witches' bridles, are still preserved in various parts of Scotland, which had been used for such iniquitous purposes. These instruments were so constructed that, by means of a hoop which passed over the head, a piece of iron having four... "
Ancient Criminal Trials in Scotland: Comp. from the Original Records and Mss ... - Page 50
by Robert Pitcairn - 1833
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Criminal Trials and Other Proceedings Before the High Court of ..., Volume 2

Robert Pitcairn - 1831
...handful of straw was frequently denied them. This engine of inhuman oppression was perhaps more effectual in extorting confessions, than the actual application...by a padlock. At the back of the collar was fixed я ring, by which to attach the Witch to a staple in the wall of her cell. Thus equipped, and night...
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Witch Stories

1861 - 458 pages
...constructed, that by means of a hoop which passed over the head, a piece of iron having four prongs or points, was forcibly thrust into the mouth, two of these being...of the collar was fixed a ring, by which to attach to a staple in the wall of her cell. — Pitcairrit 'Scottish Criminal Trials. ' that, on asking Satan...
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Witch Stories

Elizabeth Lynn Linton - 1861 - 442 pages
...constructed, that by means of a hoop which passed over the head, a piece of iron having four prongs or points, was forcibly thrust into the mouth, two of these being...palate, the others pointing outwards to each cheek. Thig infernal machine was secured by a padlock. At the back of the collar was fixed a ring, by which...
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Geschichte des Ursprungs und Einflusses der Auflärung in Europa, Volume 1

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - 1873
...sleep Iron collars, or witches' bridles, are still preserved in various parts of Scotland which had been used for such iniquitous purposes. These instruments...directed to the tongue and palate, the others pointing eutwards to each cheek. This infernal machine was secured by a padlock. At the back of the collar was...
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Witch Stories

Elizabeth Lynn Linton - 1883 - 320 pages
...constructed that, by means of a hoop which passed over the head, a piece of iron having four prongs or points was forcibly thrust into the mouth, two of these being...palate, the others pointing outwards to each cheek. This infernaimachine was secured by a padlock. At the back of the collar was fixed a ring, by which to attach...
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History of Woman Suffrage, Volume 1

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage - 1889 - 944 pages
...been used for such iniquitous purposes. These instruments were so constructed that by means of a loop which passed over the head, a piece of iron having...prongs, was forcibly thrust into the mouth, two of those being directed to the tongue and palate, the others pointing outward to each cheek. This infernal...
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Woman Triumphant: The Story of Her Struggles for Freedom, Education, and ...

Rudolf Cronau - 1919 - 300 pages
...the "Witches' Bridle." It was so constructed that by means of a loop which passed over the victim's head, a piece of iron having four points or prongs was forcibly thrust into the mouth. Two of these prongs pressed against the tongue and palate, the other outward to the cheeks. This infernal instrument...
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The Philosophy of Witchcraft

Ian Ferguson - 1925 - 234 pages
...witch's bridles, used for such iniquitous purposes are still preserved in various parts of Scotland. These instruments were so constructed that by means...directed to the tongue and palate, the others pointing outward to each cheek. This infernal machine was secured by a padlock. At the back of the collar was...
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