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hack•ney

Pronunciation: (hak'n?), [key]
? n., pl. adj., v. -neys,
?n.
  1. Also calleda carriage or coach for hire; cab.
  2. a trotting horse used for drawing a light carriage or the like.
  3. a horse used for ordinary riding or driving.
  4. (cap.) one of an English breed of horses having a high-stepping gait.
?adj.
  1. let out, employed, or done for hire.
?v.t.
  1. to make trite, common, or stale by frequent use.
  2. to use as a hackney.

Hack•ney

Pronunciation: (hak'n?), [key]
? n.
  1. a borough of Greater London, England. 206,200.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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