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pillory

a contrivance of pipe or wood that fits around the neck of the cow and stops the head from getting loose, but allows it to move up and down. Called also yokebail.
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But, as Safire and his numerous conservative colleagues have revealed, Whitewater is about tying an uppity woman to a post and pillorying her until she agrees to go back to the cake-sale circuit.
Yet it's only after Kate's very public pillorying that the big fashion houses are sacking her.