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Synonyms for hobby-horse

pet subject

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In order to get more speed, the front wheels of these early hobby-horses kept growing bigger, resulting in the "high-wheelers" that gained such popularity by the late 1880s.
For the regions, there is no doubt that this will be the hobby-horse for the coming months.
Over the course of the past half century, thermochronology (or thermochronometry) has developed from merely fission-track dating and being "a hobby-horse of nuclear physicists" to a broad field incorporating a whole spectrum of low-temperature radiometric methods for the earth sciences.
EXTRA attractions at Perth today are a hobby-horse Grand National for riders aged ten and under, with entry money going to a children's cancer charity, and an appearance by the Osiligi Maasai warrior troupe from Kenya.
Until then, the roughly three hours of video he had culled from various encounters in Haiti and New York with Dominique and his wife, Michele Montas, were still a handheld-DV hobby-horse.
But Cllr Morrissey added: "There is a wider issue here as well, it's not just about bin tax any more, it is being used by some as a hobby-horse for the local elections next June.
It's become a bit of a hobby-horse for some people to criticise our fitness," said Henry.
What began as the hobby-horse of a few isolated rightwing intellectuals has become a clamor for private accounts from think tanks and members of Congress.
HAMLET's reference to the hobby-horse as he waits for the Murder of Gonzago to begin (III.
He patented this design in 1818, which was the first commercially successful twowheeled, steerable, human-propelled machine which was nicknamed hobby-horse or dandy horse.
Those running the organisation, certainly up until the current Alistair McLean/Edward Bentall regime of chief executive and senior steward, about whom it is still a little early to judge, have tended to be aloof and autocratic to the extent that there is precious little respect for the NGRC amongst those coming under their jurisdiction; more a resigned fear of being the target of their current hobby-horse.
Sir, - I see Mr Green is on his misguided hobby-horse again.