hackney hackney  /ˈhæk ni/


  1. (n) a carriage for hire
  2. (n) a compact breed of harness horse



  1. He had neither the training nor the heart for the prancing and posturing of a high-stepping hackney.
  2. With characteristic naivet he dispatched a follower to hire his army transportsplain hackney cabs, which never arrived.
  3. Youngbloods, hackney tandems, wasp waists; like Dickens.


  1. "A Band Called Death" documents a group ahead of its time

    When the casket closed at David Hackney’s funeral in 2000, it was a dramatic moment for his two brothers and musical partners in the Detroit band Death.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

  2. You Can Buy A Beer With Bitcoin At This British Pub

    Bitcoin has its first British boozer. The Pembury Tavern in Hackney, east London – as well as its sister pubs in Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough – are now accepting the virtual currency .
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Oroville Man Leads Police on Chase by Car and Foot

    OROVILLE - Just before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, an Oroville resident led police on a chase by car, then by foot, before eventually getting caught by a K-9 police dog. According to Oroville Police, Michael D. Hackney, 47, was driving …
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento


  1. "I'm really excited to be playing my first full show in the UK at the Hackney Empire in front of the people who have helped me to get where I am today," Lewis said in a statement. "No-one has heard any of my new material yet so I really want...
    on Oct 13, 2009 By: Leona Lewis Source: Digital Spy

  2. "Speaker Hackney was right and correct, and in a position to know that Rep. Wright should resign," Easley said in response to a question at a Tuesday morning press conference on hurricane season preparations.
    on May 23, 2007 By: Mike Easley Source: Wilmington Morning Star

  3. "Joel Hackney is a high-energy, results-oriented leader with a proven track record of leading and growing businesses. He is widely recognized for operational excellence and speed of execution," said Zafirovski. "Joel is absolutely the right...
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Mike Zafirovski Source: CNNMoney.com

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