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 Hud’son (Sir Jeffrey).Hug the Shore (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hue and Cry.
A phrase used in English law to describe a body of persons joining in pursuit of a felon or suspected thief. (French, huée, verb huer, to hoot or shout after; Anglo-Saxon, hui, ho!)   1

 Hud’son (Sir Jeffrey).Hug the Shore (To). 

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