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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hack·ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hackneyed p. pr. & vb. n. Hackneying.]
 1. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation.
 Had I so lavish of my presence been,
 So common-hackneyed in the eyes of men.   --Shak.
 2. To carry in a hackney coach.