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 Ride up Holborn Hill (To).Riderhood (Rogue). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An addition to a manuscript, like a codicil to a will; an additional clause tacked to a bill in parliament; so called because it over-rides the preceding matter when the two come into collision.   1
        “Perhaps Mr. Kenneth will allow me to add the following as a rider to his suggestion.”—Notes and Queries,M.N.

 Ride up Holborn Hill (To).Riderhood (Rogue). 


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