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Henchman. Henchboy

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The Anglo-Saxon hinc is a servant or page; or perhaps henges-man, a horse-man; henges or hengst, a horse.

“I do but beg a little changeling boy

To be my benchman.”


Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream, ii. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hempen Collar (A)
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Hen and Chickens
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