swan-hopping
Swan-upping Swan"-up`ping, n. A yearly expedition on the Thames to take up young swans and mark them, as by Companies of Dyers and Vintners; -- called also {swan-hopping}. [Eng.] --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

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