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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small trough or sledge in which people used formerly to slide down an inclined plane on the side of a hill.
  • n. An ill-hung carriage: in contempt.


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  • The boys of Edinburgh, about twenty years ago, used to play at the hurly-hacket on the Calton

    The Lady of the Lake


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