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Re: By the hoky fiddle + oath

Posted by ESC on February 16, 2005

In Reply to: By the hoky fiddle + oath posted by curran on February 14, 2005

: has anybody heard this as an oath or related to hoky-poky (hocus-pocus) or even as a haverst cake?

I have no clue what this means. But by googling, I found:

James Joyce's Ulysses: One Page Every Day
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the date that Ulysses is set, this lauded book is being presented here page by page starting with page one on Bloomsday, June 16, 2004 ending with the last page on June 14, 2006.

Page 519

I'm suffering the agony of the damned. By the hoky fiddle, thanks be to Jesus those funny little chaps are not unanimous. If they were they'd walk me off the face of the bloody globe.