Origin of the word dating
One version is with horse racing the jockey doesn't even have to lift his hands to guide his horse if he's way out in front.
Another one is for boxing in which the opponent is a pushover and so the winner doesn't even have to raise his hands to protect himself.
Sometimes farmers tried to sell the old birds as a new spring born chicken.As the popularity grew, so has the prize money and the crowds.In old boxing days many bruised fighters couldn't get to their feet when the bell for the new round began.Smart buyers often complained that a tough fowl was "no spring chicken" and so the term now is used to represent birds (and even people) past their plump and tender years.All cities that grew as a result of being on rivers (for trade) suffered during bitter cold times when the river froze.
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Thomas Drummond in 1816 devised a lighting source for theatres.