Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
COOLING STONE, n. comb. A stone in or near a school on which a boy who has been whipped is sent to cool himself.
Ags. 1891 J. M. Barrie Little Minister (2nd. ed.) xliii.:
I thrashed the boy and sent him to the cooling stone.
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