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Ride a Horse Foaled by an Acorn

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verb

  1. [1811] To be hung at the gallows.

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Google previewLexicon Balatronicum (1811)

A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence by Francis Grose

You will ride a horse foaled by an acorn, ...

Google previewDictionary of Crime (1992)

Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Law Enforcement by Jay Robert Nash

you will ride a horse foaled by an acorn One who is to be hanged. Cf. three-legged mare. Obs. underworld use 1780. REF.: CRA, CDVI', DU. yuck n. The victim of a crime. Underworld use. REF.: CRA, DC. yuen See: yen. yuk n.

Google previewA Dictionary of Catch Phrases (2003)

by Eric Partridge

Cf, therefore, you will ride a horse foaled by an acorn, which was an underworld witticism of mid CIS-early C19; recorded by Grose, 1788, 'The gallows, called also Wooden and Three-legged mare'. A grim, a decidedly macabre, sense of ...

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Video shows what ride a horse foaled by an acorn means. To be hanged at the gallows.. Ride a horse foaled by an acorn Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

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