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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hock-day or Hock Tuesday.
 
The day when the English surprised and slew the Danes, who had annoyed them for 255 years. This Tuesday was long held as a festival in England, and landlords received an annual tribute called Hock-money, for allowing their tenants and serfs to commemorate Hock-day, which was the second Tuesday after Easter-day. (See Kenilworth, chap. xxxix.)   1
        Hock-tide was the time of paying church dues.
        “Hoke Monday was for the men, and Hock Tuesday for the women. On both days the men and women alternately, with great merryment, obstructed the public road with ropes, and pulled passengers to them, from whom they exacted money to be laid out in pious uses.”—Brand: Antiquities (Hoke day), vol. i. p. 187.
 


 Hock Cart.Hock’ey. 

 
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