hackney-coachman

hackney-coachman
hackney-coachˈman noun
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Main Entry:hackney

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  • jarvey — /jahr vee/, n., pl. jarveys. Irish Eng. 1. a hackney coachman. 2. a hackney coach. [1790 1800; special use of Jarvey, var. of Jarvis proper name] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fielding, Henry — born April 22, 1707, Sharpham Park, Somerset, Eng. died Oct. 8, 1754, Lisbon, Port. British novelist and playwright. Fielding attended Eton College but left early and lost his family s support. In his 25 plays, all written early, he was… …   Universalium

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  • fun — [17] A fun was originally a ‘trick, hoax, practical joke’: ‘A Hackney Coachman he did hug her, and was not this a very good Fun?’ Thomas D’Urfey, Pills to Purge Melancholy 1719. It came from the contemporary verb fun ‘cheat, hoax’, which was… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • jarvey —   n. Irish jaunting car driver; hackney coachman …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • fun — [17] A fun was originally a ‘trick, hoax, practical joke’: ‘A Hackney Coachman he did hug her, and was not this a very good Fun?’ Thomas D’Urfey, Pills to Purge Melancholy 1719. It came from the contemporary verb fun ‘cheat, hoax’, which was… …   Word origins

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  • George Collison — (1772 1847) was an English Congregationalist and educator associated with Hackney Academy or Hackney College, which became part of New College London itself part of the University of London.Early lifeThe Rev. George Collison (1772 1847) was born… …   Wikipedia

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