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 Pull.Pull Devil, Pull Baker. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pull Bacon (To).
 
To spread the fingers out after having placed one’s thumb on the nose.   1
        “The officers spoke to him, when the man put his fingers to his nose and pulled bacon.”—Leeds Police Report, Oct. 6, 1887.
 


 Pull.Pull Devil, Pull Baker. 

 
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