Definition of Ride a Cock-horse to Banbury Cross from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Ride a Cock-horse to Banbury Cross

 
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a traditional nursery rhyme, often said by mothers to their babies as they bounce them on their knee. A 'cock-horse' is a child's toy, a horse's head on a stick. The words are:
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,To see a fine lady upon a white horse;Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,And she shall have music wherever she goes.