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hobby horse

hobby horse a model of a horse or a horse's head, typically of wicker, used in morris dancing or pantomime; traditionally, the framework was fastened about the waist of one of the morris dancers, so that the hobby horse became one of the characters.

Hobby here represents a pet form of the given name Robin, originally in the sense ‘a small horse or pony’.

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