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 Tub, Tubbing.Tuba [happiness]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tub-woman (A).
 
A drawer of beer at a country public-house.   1
        “The common people had always a tradition that the queen’s [Anne] grandmother … had been a washerwoman, or, as Cardinal York asserted, a tub-woman—that is, a drawer of beer at a country publichouse.”—Howell: History of England; Anne, p. 171.
 


 Tub, Tubbing.Tuba [happiness]. 

 
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