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hackney

General Crossword Questions for “hackney”

  • Neck with abandon in the hay - in London?

Encyclopedia

  • Hackney Town Hall Square has been developed as a new 'creative quarter'. Surrounding the public square itself is the now bankrupt Ocean music venue, a new Library, Technology and Learning Centre, Hackney Museum and the refurbished Hackney Empire. — “London Borough of Hackney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A hackney or hackney carriage (also called a cab, hack or London taxi) is a carriage or automobile for hire.[1] A livery carriage superior to the hackney was called a remise.[2] The name 'hackney' was once thought to be an anglicized derivative of French haquenée—a. — “Hackney carriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Hackney Central is the central district of the London Borough of Hackney in London, England. Hackney Central remained a popular resort for Londoners until the end. — “Hackney Central - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • To clear, therefore, the honour of Mr Jones, and to do justice to the liberality of the lady, he had really received this present from her, who, though she did not give much into the hackney charities of the age, such as building hospitals, &c., was not, however, entirely void of that Christian virtue; and conceived (very rightly I think) that a young fellow of merit, without a shilling in the world, was no improper object of this virtue. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • Turning from the Temple gate as soon as I had read the warning, I made the best of my way to Fleet Street, and there got a late hackney chariot and drove to the Hummums in Covent Garden. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • He speaks with a country accent, and swore a great deal at the old charwoman, at the hackney coachman who drove us to the inn where the coach went from, and on which I made the journey OUTSIDE FOR THE GREATER PART OF THE WAY. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "Ah, by Jove!" said his lordship, quietly, in notation that something was happening which must break off the dialogue: and as he reined off his horse, Rex was bringing his sober hackney up to Gwendolen's side when–the hounds gave tongue, and the whole field was in motion as if the whirl of the earth were carrying it; Gwendolen along with everything else; no word of notice to Rex, who without a second thought followed too. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • At various points along the eight lines tramcars with motionless trolleys stood in their tracks, bound for or from Rathmines, Rathfarnham, Blackrock, Kingstown and Dalkey, Sandymount Green, Ringsend and Sandymount Tower, Donnybrook, Palmerston Park and Upper Rathmines, all still, becalmed in short circuit. Hackney cars, cabs, delivery waggons, mailvans, private broughams, aerated mineral water floats with rattling crates of bottles, rattled, rolled, horsedrawn, rapidly. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • The king dying before the new registration was the greatest blow to pseudo-toryism since his majesty, calling for a hackney coach, went down and dissolved parliament in 1831. — “Sybil” by Benjamin Disraeli

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