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hobbyhorse

a figure of a horse attached to a performer's waist in a pantomime, morris dance, etc.
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Crude in nature, this toy mimicked the back of a horse better than a hobby horse.
The Obamas, in photographs circulated throughout the world, were greeted at the Palace by a tiny, berobed despotalso known has HRH Prince Georgewho appeared bewildered by the oddly accented man who had chosen, insultingly, to squat before him instead of the more customary kneeling, before being made to sit atop an uncomfortable hobby horse he had never before seen, seemingly in order to please this mysterious stranger.
| David Broome competing in the Rhymney Breweries Trophy at the Hobby Horse Showjumping championships at Ninian Park in 1960
This year the Moonlight Walk took on a Wild West theme and saw hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls dust off their flashing Stetsons, put on their cowboy boots and even bring along their horses of the inflatable or hobby horse variety.
Reviving fox-hunting is a cruel hobby horse of a Prime Minister who is a blast from the past.
Today's picture shows Tynemouth Priory Children's Festival, with Liam Carassco Minto from North Shields having a go at "Bahourd" - jousting training for young knights with a hobby horse, but in what year?
A range of tudor activities were on also on show, including archery and hobby horse jousting for the children.
Two-year-old Harper had her own hobby horse on the carousel and waved to Mummy as she rode past.
Since 2007, the EU executive has made MFIs its hobby horse. The Commission takes the view that overly high MFIs restrict competition between acquiring banks, inflate the cost for retailers to accept payment cards and, ultimately, increase the cost for consumption.
She told protesters, who have been pitched outside the cathedral since October: "I've got to jump on to my hobby horse. I'm terrified by the problem of climate change.
GEORGE Tyndale is on his hobby horse again, castigating public sector pensions.
At the end of the ride, the girl returns home to Grandpa, telling him of her ride out West on her pony (which has transformed from a full-size palomino to a toy hobby horse in profile)." "Way Out West on My Little Pony" is a wonderful exercise in imagination and natural observation for children.