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Goose Riding (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Goose Riding

A goose, whose neck is greased, being suspended by the legs to a cord tied to two trees or high posts, a number of men on horseback, riding full speed, attempt to pull off the head: which if they effect, the goose is their prize. This has been practised in Derbyshire within the memory of persons now living.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Goose * Gooseberry

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