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Kicksy-wicksy

A horse that kicks and winces in impatience; figuratively, a wife (grey mare). Taylor, the water poet, calls it kicksie-winsie, but Shakespeare spells it kicky-wicky.

He wears his honour in a box unseen
That hugs his kicky-wicky here at home,
Spending his manly marrow in her arms,
Which should sustain the bound and high curvet Of Mars's fiery steed.

All's Well that Ends Well, ii. 3 (Globe ed.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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