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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hob’edy-hoig,
 
sometimes written Hob’bledehoy and hobidy-hoy, between a man and a boy; neither hay nor grass. Tusser says the third age of seven years (15 to 21) is to be kept “under Sir Hobbard de Hoy.”   1
 


 Hobby-horse.Hobgob’lin. 

 
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