The Mahouts cheer on their elephants by repeating ur-ré,
the Arabs their camels by shouting ar-ré, the French their
hounds by shouts of hare, the Germans their horses by the word
hurs, the herdsmen of Ireland their cattle by shouting hurrish.
(Welsh, gyru, to drive; Armenian, haura, to hasten;
Latin, curro, to run; etc.)
Don't hurry, Hopkins.
A satirical reproof to those who are not prompt in their payments.
It is said that one Hopkins, of Kentucky, gave his creditor a
promissory note on which was this memorandum, “The said Hopkins is not
to be hurried in paying the above.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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