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scarlet letter:

The adulteress Hester Prynne, in Nathaniel Hawthornes novel The Scarlet Letter , was compelled to wear such the letter 'A' stiched to her clothes. The Puritans, one of the earliest Protestant sects to settle in America, also subjected adulterers to flogging , sometimes even branding .
See Also: ampersand, base trio, the, billet-doux, billy-doo, Dear John, four-letter man, four-letter word, love letter, scarlet letter, see, swinger's pen pal, tansie's formal, USer, whore's color

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