(a) ram-riding


(a) ram-riding
   obsolete
   public humiliation
   An adulterous wife or a henpecked husband might be compelled to mount a sheep in this venerable ceremony:
    They had seized the woman — and some were taking her along in a Ram Riding. (Quiller-Couch, 1891)
   Also as a riding:
    I found the stairs full of people, there being a great Riding there today for a man, the constable of the town, whose wife beat him. (Pepys, 1667)

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