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- n. Alternative spelling of hoodening.
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Nor, while we are at it, did I encounter any mumming, still less any hodening (a kind of organized group begging for coins with a view to buying drinks at the nearest pub, which I think is an outstanding idea), or many of the other traditions of an English Christmas that were expressly promised in the lyrics of carols and the novels of authors like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.
Horse, as a sacrificial animal, 200; hobby-horse, hodening, and the _Schimmel_, 199-201; customs on St. St.phen's Day, 311-4 | 396 |