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 Tug.Tuileries (Paris) [tile-kilns]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tug of War (The),
a rural sport, in which a number of men or boys, divided into two bands, lay hold of a strong rope and pull against each other till one side has tugged the other over the dividing line.   1

 Tug.Tuileries (Paris) [tile-kilns]. 

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