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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Any-how,
 
i.e. in an irregular manner. “He did it any-how,” in a careless, slovenly manner. “He went on any-how,” in a wild, reckless manner. Any how, you must manage it for me; by hook or crook; at all events. (Old English, œnig-hú.)   1
 


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