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 Tooth.Tooth and Nail. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tooth and Egg.
 
A corruption of Tutanag, a Chinese word for spelter, the metal of which canisters are made, and tea-chests lined. It is a mixture of English lead and tin from Quintang.   1
 


 Tooth.Tooth and Nail. 

 
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