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 Puffed Up.Pugna Porco’rum (Battle of the Pigs). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pug,
 
a variant of puck, is used to a child, monkey, dog, etc., as a pet term.   1
   You mischievous little pug. A playful reproof to a favourite.   2
   Pug. A mischievous little goblin in Ben Jonson’s drama of The Devil is an Ass.   3
 


 Puffed Up.Pugna Porco’rum (Battle of the Pigs). 

 
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