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 Gunga [pronounce Gun-jah].Gunpowder Plot. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gunner.
 
Kissing the gunner’s daughter. Being flogged on board ship. At one time boys in the Royal Navy who were to be flogged were first tied to the breech of a cannon.   1
 


 Gunga [pronounce Gun-jah].Gunpowder Plot. 

 
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