Flying Horse Court, Yard
   North out of Fleet Street to Serjeants Inn, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
   Marshalsea's Office kept there in 18th century (Strype, ed. 1720, I. iii. 276).
   Site now covered by shops and business houses.
   The Flying Horse was a common sign in former times. It may have been adopted sometimes as being the name of a popular amusement. The equestrian took his seat on a swing in the form of a wooden horse, and while swinging had to take with a sword the ring off a quintain.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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