Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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†GORGETS, n.pl. A kind of pillory: “an iron collar opened by a hinge. It was placed on the neck of the penitent and fastened by the sexton” (Note to quot. below). Hist.Dmf. 1845 Stat. Acc.2 IV. 210:
The celebrated gorgets were removed from their fastenings at the chancel-door of the church.
Gorgets n. pl.
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