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Today, 10:22   #121
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The rhyme about Banbury cross predates the Oxford Canal by over a hundred years.
Pubs and hotels associated with a CockHorse also predate canals and have a history of stabling horse on demanding routes.

The association with canals is probable but not the origin of the term.
The cockhorse is a clue in its self, the **** is the top one in its class, an abbreviation of Cockerel, so the Cockhorse was the strongest , it may pre-date canals but its inextricably linked to canal boats.

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The cockhorse is a clue in its self, the **** is the top one in its class, an abbreviation of Cockerel, so the Cockhorse was the strongest , it may pre-date canals but its inextricably linked to canal boats.
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write cockhorse me old c-ock
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