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Rick Mould


This is an April fool joke transferred to hay-harvest. The joke is this: some greenhorn is sent a good long distance to borrow a rick-mould, with strict injunction not to drop it. The lender places something very heavy in a sack or bag, which he hoists on the greenhorn’s back. He carries it carefully in the hot sun to the hayfield, and gets well laughed at for his pains.

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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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Rich as a Jew
Richard Cœur de Lion
Richard II.’s Horse
Richard III.’s Horse
Richard Roe
Richard is Himself again
Richard of Cirencester
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Rickety Stock
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Riderhood (Rogue)
Ridicule (Father of)