Smock race
Smock Smock, a. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman. [1913 Webster]

{Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose whole building turns on a post.

{Smock race}, a race run by women for the prize of a smock. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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