Ducking stool: a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water.Williams Andrews, in his book Old Time Punishments, quotes a 1700 French travel log by a man named Misson who writes:"The way of punishing scolding women is pleasant enough. The afternoon armchair to the end of two beams… They set up a post on the bank of a pond or river and over this post they lay … the two pieces of wood, at one end of which the chair hangs just over the water. They place the woman in this chair and so plunge her into the water as often as the sentenced directs, in order to cool her immoderate heat."
Couple drawing! For the most part, tie the victim to a wide horizontal plank instead of a chair!