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hackney


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hackney  \Hack"ney\,  n.;  pl  {Hackneys}.  [OE.  haceney,  hacenay 
  cf  F.  haquen['e]e  a  pacing  horse,  an  ambling  nag,  OF  also 
  haquen['e]e,  Sp  hacanea  OSp.  facanea  D.  hakkenei  also  OF 
  haque  horse,  Sp  haca,  OSp.  faca;  perh  akin  to  E.  hack  to 
  cut,  and  orig.  meaning,  a  jolting  horse.  Cf  {Hack}  a  horse, 
  {Nag}.] 
  1.  A  horse  for  riding  or  driving;  a  nag;  a  pony.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  horse  or  pony  kept  for  hire. 
 
  3.  A  carriage  kept  for  hire;  a  hack;  a  hackney  coach. 
 
  4.  A  hired  drudge;  a  hireling;  a  prostitute. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hackney  \Hack"ney\,  a. 
  Let  out  for  hire;  devoted  to  common  use  hence  much  used 
  trite;  mean  as  hackney  coaches;  hackney  authors.  ``Hackney 
  tongue.''  --Roscommon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hackney  \Hack"ney\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hackneyed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Hackneying}.] 
  1.  To  devote  to  common  or  frequent  use  as  a  horse  or 
  carriage;  to  wear  out  in  common  service;  to  make  trite  or 
  commonplace;  as  a  hackneyed  metaphor  or  quotation. 
 
  Had  I  lavish  of  my  presence  been  So 
  common-hackneyed  in  the  eyes  of  men.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  carry  in  a  hackney  coach.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hackney 
  n  1:  a  carriage  for  hire  [syn:  {hackney  coach}] 
  2:  a  compact  breed  of  harness  horse 




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