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 Hock’ey.Hockley-i’-the-Hole. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hocking.
 
Stopping the highways with ropes, and demanding a gratuity from passengers before they were allowed to pass. (See quotation from Brand under HOCK-DAY.)   1
 


 Hock’ey.Hockley-i’-the-Hole. 

 
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