After two miles and with two hurdles to jump he was right in the mix for a place when some clodhopping
Clydesdale brought him down
I am clodhopping
my way around the dancefloor at Vienna's Coffeehouse Owners' Ball, held every year in the Hofburg - the former residence of the Habsburgs, who ruled the Austrian Empire for 640 years from 1278 to the end of the First World War in 1918, and Austria's equivalent of Buckingham Palace.
And the wee bachle from Dennistoun lost to the clodhopping
pugilist come Sunday's bell.
the 'heavies' (a breed officially extinct outside the crime novel), clodhopping
coppers, seedy hacks and women who get rather fruity and giggle a lot, all of whom could be happily relocated to the 1960s and not feel out of place.
Gerard Houllier has made four good/very good signings and it seems that better players recruited, plus highly talented youngsters, will hopefully ensure O'Neill's agriculturalS clodhopping
football is consigned to the dustbin of history.
Singin' In The Rain sees Flavin performing arguably the most widely imitated dance routine in the world; who among us hasn't, at some point, sung those famous words while clodhopping
gleefully through puddles?
Don't let anyone ever tell you that an international tournament is devalued by the absence of England's clodhopping
players, riddled with self-doubt on the pitch and hamstrung by palsied tactics orchestrated by a manager worried what the media is saying.
Understandably, my wife became fed up with my clodhopping
footwork and frequent sulks.
Until we find the Yard's clodhopping
size 12s have trampled all over our democracy which, for its shortcomings, remains one of the least corrupt in the world.
So it was with a typically heavy hand and clodhopping
foot that he spoke out against an all-out ban on smoking in public places, effectively saying: 'Don't deprive the poor of their gaspers.
His sentiments were unlikely to endear him to many of the literati of the twentieth century, whose subtlety and complexity, some of them imagined, precluded clodhopping
Thick cakes of mud Like parathas clung to our boots, and we killed each wireworm singly, If the clodhopping
robin didn't pick it off first.