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  • Bizarre pass~time of nobility in the mid~19th century, also known as swan~hopping.

    A Yearly ceremony held by 'swan companies' and the mayor of London in which capturing and marking 'upping' the swan's necks, though to distinguish whom's bird's were whose, quite likely a popular tradition for the struggle upon capture on the animal's behalf.

    May 17, 2008

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