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e. not a war horses or hunters, used for daily use and later referred to as the type of hired horse".
A whole range of words is derived from this to describe everything that has a rentable medium level, from sex workers to authors to "hacked", which means used up. However, above all the mention of the recruitment of equines explained why "A Regulation Regulating Hackney Coachmen in London and Bordering Places" was adopted by Parliament in 1654, with the first approved coaches of the town following eight years later, in 1662, eight years later.
After motorization began in the twentieth millennium, a cab related to a cab that was permitted to collect people from the streets - essentially black taxis as distinct from pre-booked personal rental mini-carts. Yet you ask, why "Hackney"? While the Oxford English Dictionary maintains that it comes from the French, happy, for "a strolling steed or a broodmare, especially for women to continue riding", and this in turn from the Old French happy, for "a nagger, a gelding, a hackney ", acknowledges that "although the phrase group has employed the most important ethymologists, its cryptic origin is still unknown".
According to some reports, the French took the words from the Flemish hackkenij or hackeneie, for an everyday animal, while others believe that the Flemish took them from the Spanish hacka for a gnaw or gelding. Eric Partridge, the dictionary writer, and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable are among those who refute these overseas braggeries and instead argue that the concept comes from eastern London.
The reason for this is that in the twelfth centuries Hackney was a country area widely known as a place where horse grazing took place. In fact, Hackney's loan stock was so popular that after the French conquered it, sometime after the twelfth centuries, they tricked and Frenchized the concept of wholesaling before the English took it back.
It is interesting to note that some Spaniards and Dutches have insisted that their words come directly from the London Hackney, perhaps due to the fact that the Hackney is now a recognized race of horses, often used to haul coaches. Even though the concept is still alive in the northern part of England, few Londoners ever speak about Hackney driver's cabs, certainly not cabbers themselves, who have their own slangs.
Taxis can also be described as "lots", and a new taxi is a "flash lot", although a taxi driver said to me: "Due to the construction work in recent years, shutcart is often the concept of choice".