Like hackney, Taylor Bickford has mostly worked to get Republicans elected.
With roots reaching back to the 1890s, this hackney institution has it all, from fruit to fashion to tchotchkes galore.
A bathroom floor in hackney embraced me like a womb, and now whenever I am dislodged from comfort my focus falls there.
late 12c., from Old English Hacan ieg "Haca's Isle" (or possibly "Hook Island"), the "isle" element here meaning dry land in a marsh. Now well within London, it once was pastoral and horses apparently were kept there. Hence hackney "small saddle horse let out for hire" (c.1300), with subsequent deterioration of sense (see hack (n.2)). And cf. French haquenée "ambling nag," an English loan-word.