Hackneying
Hackney Hack"ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hackneyed} (-n[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hackneying}.] 1. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation. [1913 Webster]

Had I so lavish of my presence been, So common-hackneyed in the eyes of men. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To carry in a hackney coach. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hackney — Hack ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hackneyed} ( n[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hackneying}.] 1. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hackneyed — Hackney Hack ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hackneyed} ( n[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hackneying}.] 1. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hackney — I. noun (plural hackneys) Etymology: Middle English hakeney Date: 14th century 1. a. a horse suitable for ordinary riding or driving b. a trotting horse used chiefly for driving c. often capitalized any of an English breed of rather compact… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • hackney — /ˈhækni/ (say haknee) noun (plural hackneys) 1. a horse for ordinary riding or driving. 2. Obsolete a horse kept for hire. 3. a carriage kept for hire. –adjective 4. let out, employed, or done for hire. –verb (t) (hackneyed, hackneying) 5. to… …   Australian English dictionary

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