It was something used in the medieval times for women whogossiped or spoke too freely. It was used for punishment. It was a large iron framework placed on the head, form…ing a cage. There was a metal strip on the scold that fit into the mouth, it was sharpened wit ha point or covered wit hspikes so that if you moved your toongue it would cause injuries. (MORE)
v. tr. To reprimand or criticize harshly and usually angrily. v. intr. To reprove or criticize openly. n. One who persist…ently nags or criticizes: "As a critic gets older, he or she usually grows more tetchy and . . . may even become a big-league scold" (James Wolcott). the action of a person who scolds; a rebuke; reproof: I got a scolding for being late again. (MORE)
In the last several years I have studied the books and articles of well over 100 published authorities on religion, archaeology, science and history, during which time I have also built up a quite substantial home library that I use for reference. I understand theological concepts and the philosophy of religion, and am confident in answering questions on a whole range of religions, including the major Abrahamic religions.
Another answer from our community: The people were becoming lax and not following the ways of G-d and the Torah. Therefore, G-d sent prophets to return the people …to the correct path. Unfortunately, the people did not always heed the warnings and eventually they suffered the consequences.(MORE)
When it is done right! Via explaining and warning that leads to a smack not scolding, the child has to understand what it has done wrong and why that was the consequence. Also… the parent has to be consistent all the time, not one day you can the other you can't! (MORE)
He heard half of the story. he scolded Scout for being mean and beating up and threatening Francis, but she only did it because Francis repeatedly called Atticus names and dis…respected him. Scout later scolds him for not listening to her side of the story because Francis wasn't as innocent as once thought(MORE)