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 Pegg (Katharine).Peine Forte et Dure. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pegging Away (Keep).
Keep on attacking, and you will assuredly prevail. “But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail” (Macbeth). Patience and perseverance will overcome mountains. It was President Lincoln who gave this advice to the Federals in the American civil war.   1

 Pegg (Katharine).Peine Forte et Dure. 


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