Coggeshall

A Coggeshall job. The saying is, that the Coggeshall folk wanted to divert the current of a stream, and fixed hurdles in the bed of it for the purpose. Another tale is that a mad dog bit a wheelbarrow, and the people, fearing it would go mad, chained it up in a shed. (See Gotham)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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