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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hake.
 
We lose in hake, but gain in herring. Lose one way, but gain in another. Herrings are persecuted by the hakes, which are therefore driven away from a herring fishery.   1
 


 Hair stand on End.Hal. 

 
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