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Definition of Cock-Horse

Rocking horse

There are many kids who have ridden a wooden horse, or they have ridden a toy horse. The meaning of cock-horse in Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross has history in the fact that kids would ride these pretends horses, or on the backs of their parents, before they rode real horses. There were many …

Definition of Candlestick Maker


The butcher and the baker and the candlestick maker are references that you hear in Scrub-A-Dub-Dub, or Three Men in a Tub. These are all jobs that we have today but they are different than they were back then because we produce and manufacture things in different ways than we would have in the past. …

Definition of Freight Train

Freight Train

What Is A Freight Train? We use the phrase “freight train” today to mean any train that is on the tracks, and it has even made its way to popular songs that use it as a rhyme. The freight train was started when we stretched tracks across North America, and there are quite a few …