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hackneys


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  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. 




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