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 Claret Cup.Classic Races (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Claret Jug (One’s).
 
One’s nose. (See above, CLARET.)   1
   To tap one’s claret jug. To give one a bloody nose. “Tap” is meant for a pun—to broach and to knock.   2
 


 Claret Cup.Classic Races (The). 

 
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