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 Corn’grate (2 syl.).Cornish Language 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cornish Hug.
 
A hug to overthrow you. The Cornish men were famous wrestlers, and tried to throttle their antagonist with a particular grip or embrace called the Cornish hug.   1
 


 Corn’grate (2 syl.).Cornish Language 

 
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