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  1. scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scoldnoun

    someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

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  1. Common scold

    In the common law of crime in England and Wales, a common scold was a species of public nuisance—a troublesome and angry woman who broke the public peace by habitually arguing and quarreling with her neighbours. The Latin name for the offender, communis rixatrix, appears in the feminine gender and makes it clear that only women could commit this crime. The offence, which was exported to North America with the colonists, was punishable by ducking: being placed in a chair and submerged in a river or pond. Although rarely prosecuted it remained on the statute books in England and Wales until 1967.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of common scold in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of common scold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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