hobbyhorse

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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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She told protesters, who have been pitched outside the cathedral since October: "I've got to jump on to my hobby horse.
GEORGE Tyndale is on his hobby horse again, castigating public sector pensions.
Other wacky items handed in to Cardiff Bus staff since January 2010 include: [bar] a chef's uniform [bar] a "groin protector" [bar] a home telephone [bar] a hobby horse [bar] a shopping trolley [bar] two television remotes Perhaps most strangely, passengers have been boarding buses with walking sticks and crutches but leaving their walking aids on board and hobbling off without them.
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).
Jack" Shields, 80, of Hobby Horse Hill Farm, Lebanon Hill Rd.
She fell in love with a tree kangaroo before dad treated her to a toy kangaroo and a hobby horse," Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.
Rhymney Brewery will now brew and sell O'Brien's awardwinning gluten-free range of beers in the UK, while the Australian brewery will return the favour and brew and distribute Rhymney Brewery's Hobby Horse beer.
It does a very good job of recording the details and context of a folk tradition and is a valuable addition to folklore and hobby horse literature.
A hobby horse pattern (Cut out the hobby horse shown here.
AFTER last Sunday's All-Ireland Hurling final it's time to mount an old hobby horse once more and ask the question: Just why are we selfishly keeping them from the world at large?
Did Lyall bother to read the book properly or did he simply choose Alan Tate's text about Paris' Parc de la Villette as a hobby horse upon which to vent his spleen.