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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tug.
 
A name by which collegers are known at Eton. Either from tog (the gown worn in distinction to Oppidans), or from “tough mutton.   1
       
“A name in college handed down
From mutton tough or ancient gown.”
       
The World, February 17, 1893 (p. 31).
 


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