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 Hob’bism.Hobby. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hobbler
 
or Clopinel. Jean de Meung, the poet, who wrote the sequel to the Romance of the Rose (1260–1320).   1
   Tyrtæus, the Greek elegiac poet, was called Hobbler because he introduced the alternate pentameter verse, which is one foot short of the old heroic metre.   2
 


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