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Running the Hood


It is said that an old lady was passing over Haxey Hill, when the wind blew away her hood. Some boys began tossing it from one to the other, and the old lady so enjoyed the fun that she bequeathed thirteen acres of land, that thirteen candidates might be induced to renew the sport on the 6th of every January.

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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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Run Thin (To)
Run a Man Down (To)
Run of the House (The)
Runs may Read (He that)
Running Footman
Running Leather
Running Thursday
Running Water
Running the Hood
Runcible Spoon (A)
Runic Rhymes
Runic Wands
Rupert of Debate
Rupert’s Balls
Rupert’s Head (Sir)