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Shortened to hack, the word is still in use for a horse of this kind.By the 16th century, a hackney had also become a horse available for hire: this enabled the word to become a metaphor for a person hired to do low-grade work.Halcyon is the Greek, and in English literature a poetic word, for a kingfisher.In Greek mythology, this bird was fabled to breed at the time of the winter solstice (December 21), the shortest day of the year, in a nest floating on the sea, which it was able to charm into calmness so that its eggs could be safely hatched.An allusion to an old belief that the (burnt) hair of a dog would act as an antidote to the bite of a mad dog if it was placed on the wound.This belief was in accordance with an older Roman one that 'like is cured by like', expressed in Latin as similia similibus curantura.Not a boy playing in the sand but one peddling it, often from panniers slung from a donkey, to the owners of shops and taverns where a fresh layer was spread on the floor every day to absorb the mud from customers' boots.Why a sandboy should be proverbially jolly is not clear.
The idea may have been that hamfat was a poor substitute for good lean ham, so a hamfatter was by definition second-rate.
After being hanged, but while still alive, they were lowered to the ground and castrated; disembowelment and the burning of viscera were performed before their eyes.
They were then decapitated and quartered, the resultant pieces being preserved for exhibition by being boiled and perhaps coated in pitch.
The second greeting meant no more than the modern 'Good to see you' and came to be tacked on to the adjective hail-fellow as reinforcement.
In its sense of 'call from a distance to attract attention', hail was originally nautical and remained chiefly so until the mid-18th century.
was not a legal formula but a common expression summarising a much longer and more detailed sentence delivered by a judge.