One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Hold a skimmington procession.‘rioters at Newark supposedly threatened to make the magistrates of that town ride skimmington’
- ‘The plaintiff declares, that he is a hackney- coachman, and that the defendant with an intent to disgrace him did ride Skimmington.’
- ‘The poor Tories are suffering the most cruel persecutions; some have been obliged to ride skimmington.’
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