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 Ho’dur.Hog 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hog,
 
meaning a piece of money, is any silver coin—sixpence, shilling, or five-shilling. It is probably derived from the largess given on New Year’s Eve called hog-manay, pronounced hog-money.   1
   In the Bermudas the early coins bore the image of a hog.   2
 


 Ho’dur.Hog 

 
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