|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Meta-words » Banbury Cross Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#113831 - 10/17/03 01:42 PM Banbury Cross
"The black-eyed was so softened by this deferential behaviour, that she caught up little Miss Toodle who was running past, and took her to Banbury Cross immediately."
My guess is that this is a reference to the nursery rhyme:
"Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a fine horse.
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes."
Meaning that she crossed her legs, seated the child on the lower end of the upper leg, facing each other, holding her hands, and bouncing her as though she were riding a horse,
while singing the nursery rhyme to her.
Forum Stats 8912 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Preboomer, Smithwillsam, folatre, Rockyhud220, L82cannon
8912 Registered Users
Who's Online 1 registered (1 invisible), 163 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 85 wofahulicodoc 75 LukeJavan8 69 May 34 A C Bowden 9 Tromboniator 2
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10537 LukeJavan8 8096 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 wofahulicodoc 6474 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 1994-2016 Wordsmith