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(noun) - (1) The Cornish men were famous wrestlers, and tried to throttle their antagonists with a particular lock called the Cornish hug.
--Henry Reddall's Fact, Fancy, and Fable, 1889
(2) Figuratively, a treacherous "throw," or injury, done by a pretended friend.
--Robert Hunter's Encyclopædic Dictionary, 1895
January 14, 2018
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