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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The chapter on Rodden's hobbyhorse, Jean Malaquais, like other previously published chapters, doesn't belong in this book.
A veterinarian lectured girls on hobbyhorse vaccination schedules, saying "check that the eyes are clear and there is no nasal discharge." The girls discussed hobbyhorse bloodlines and hobbyhorse temperaments, hobbyhorse training routines and hobbyhorse diets.
Hobbyhorse Revolution (Finland): A quirky documentary about teenagers who bond through riding and grooming toy horses.
Hobby-horsing also has a fan in filmmaker Selma Vilhunen, whose documentary Hobbyhorse Revolution won two awards at a March film festival in the Finnish city of Tampere.
that passed as harmless hobbyhorse. So much indebtedness,
For instance, school choice has been a hobbyhorse for Patrick since he was a state senator and chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and he has consistently advocated for something resembling a private school voucher system in which tax dollars are used to help parents send their kids to private or religious schools.
Though to be fair, it probably has a lot to do with the hobbyhorse issue for which the translation was first created.
For example, in 1993 he published Holy Fools and Mad Hatters: A Handbook for Hobbyhorse Holiness.
This letter unmasks the petty squabbles of Members of Parliament and government officials, as well as their mismanagement of colonial affairs--something of a hobbyhorse for Smollett.
I SEE Leighton Andrews is chasing his tired old hobbyhorse of merging councils again to make them bigger!
cycling/is the Although Leonardo da Vinci drew some rough sketches of something that looked like a bike, Frenchman De Sivrac built the first bicycle-type vehicle in 1690 - called a hobbyhorse. But it didn't have pedals.