Resembling an iron muzzle, the Scold’s bridle was a device originating in the 16th century that aimed to humiliate and cause great pain to the wearer. Women were often forced to endure it as a punishment for immodest, rude and transgressive behaviour. A metal bit would press down on the wearer's tongue and prevent them from eating and talking.
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