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 Punch,Punc’tual. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Punch.
 
A Suffolk punch. A short, thick-set cart-horse.   1
        “I did hear them call their child Punch, which pleased me mightily, that word having become a word of common use for everything that is thick and short.”—Pepys’s Diary.
 


 Punch,Punc’tual. 

 
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