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 Hackney Horses.Haco I. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hackum (Captain).
 
A thick-headed bully of Alsa’tia, impudent but cowardly. He was once a sergeant in Flanders, but ran from his colours, and took refuge in Alsa’tia, where he was dubbed captain. (Shadwell: Squire of Alsatia.)   1
 


 Hackney Horses.Haco I. 

 
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