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WOODEN HORSE. To fide the wooden horse was a military
punishment formerly in use. This horse consisted of two
or more planks about eight feet long, fixed together so as
to form a sharp ridge or angle, which answered to the
body of the horse. It was supported by four posts, about
six feet long, for legs. A head, neck, and tail, rudely cut
in wood, were added, which completed the appearance of
a horse. On this sharp ridge delinquents were mounted,
with their hands tied behind them; and to steady them
(as it was said), and lest the horse should kick them off,
one or more firelocks were tied to each leg. In this situation
they were sometimes condemned to sit an hour or
two; but at length it having been found to injure the
soldiers materially, and sometimes to rupture them, it was
left off about the time of the accession of King George I.
A wooden horse was standing in the Parade at Portsmouth
as late as the year 1750.



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