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Haknay, Haiknay, n. Also: hacknay; hakna, -ney; haikne(y; hauknay, hawkna(y, halkna(y; ha(c)quenay. [e.m.E. and ME. hack-, hakney, etc., ME. hakeney, hakene, hakenai (13 … ), OF. haquenée, ‘an ambling horse or mare, especially for ladies to ride on’, of obscure origin.] A hackney, a horse used for ordinary riding; sometimes, an ambling horse. (a) Alexander sal … get a gud hakna to us; 1473 Reg. Cupar. A. I. 169.
Twa stagis, a haknay; 1495 Acta Conc. 424/1.
Ane lyart haknay; 1498 Acta Conc. II. 184.
Ane gud hakna, or ellis ane gud trottar; 1499 Reg. Cupar A. I. 252.
Ane ambland haknay to hir; 1551–2 Treas. Acc. X. 59.
Our fair cotch … , and my haknay; 1613 Haddington Corr. 123.
(b) The tothir … Hyit hym hard … to his haiknay; Gol. & Gaw. .
To Johne Bog … send with certane haiknayis fra his grace; 1534 Treas. Acc. VI. 232.
Ane broun ambland haikney; 1546 Acta Conc. MS. XXII. 26 b.
His revaird … of gold and silluer and fair haiknayis to ryde wpoun; Pitsc. I. 255/4.
Thrie of thair haiknes he tuik hame; 1584 Sat. P. xlv. 905.
I haue sentt … my haikney to gett his meatt affe ȝow; 1633 Maxwell Mem. II. 220.
Cuming by the toune, ryding one ane small haiknay; Hist. Kennedy 57.
(c) To be standing housis to the Quenis halknais and uthir hors; 1539 Treas. Acc. VII. 255.
The expensis … upoun the four hawknays send to the dolphin of France; 1540 Ib. 399.
We can not bot see thame … provydit with halknays; 1590 Maxwell Lett. 4.
(d) Ane of your fynest hacquenays; 1599 Wemyss Corr. 35.
attrib. Ane blak haiknay hors; 1502 Acta Conc. III. 171.
The hauknay hors … send to the king of France; 1540 Treas. Acc. VII. 391.
Ane quhyte haquenay hors; 1603 Ib. MS. 224.
My wayfes haiknay horse; 1644 Douglas Corr. 253.
To Williame Lauder in Dunbar for ane gray hawknay nayg; 1541–2 Treas. Acc. VIII. 55.
Your black halknay naig; 1594 Fam. Rose 276.
For ane haknay sadill … bocht to the king; 1503 Treas. Acc. II. 205.
For iij elnis blak velvet … to cover twa haiknay sadillis; 1538 Ib. VI. 433.
For thre haknay bittis with joyntouris; 1507 Treas. Acc. III. 398.
For ane haiknay bit, and four pair of junctouris; 1542 Ib. VIII. 146.

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