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 Pulling.Pummel or Pommel. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pumblechook (Uncle).
 
He bullied Pip when only a poor boy, but when the boy became wealthy was his lick-spittle, fawning on him most servilely with his “May I, Mr. Pip” [have the honour of shaking hands with you]; “Might I, Mr. Pip” [take the liberty of saluting you]. (Dickens Great Expectations.)   1
 


 Pulling.Pummel or Pommel. 

 
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