Definition of little-ease

: a place of confinement (as an extremely small prison cell) or a confining device (as a pillory) making it impossible for a prisoner to have even ordinary comfort or freedom of movement

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First Known Use of little-ease

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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“Little-ease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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