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 Mug-house.Muggins. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mugello.
 
The giant slain by Averardo de Medici, a commander under Charlemagne. The tale is interesting, for it is said that the Medici took the three balls of this giant’s mace for their device. Everyone knows that pawn-brokers have adopted the three balls as a symbol of their trade. (See under BALLS for another account.)   1
 


 Mug-house.Muggins. 

 
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