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Pulling

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A jockey trick, which used to be called “playing booty”—i.e. appearing to use every effort to come in first, but really determined to lose the race.

“Mr. Kemble [in the Iron Chest] gave a slight touch of the jockey, and ‘played booty.ʹ He seemed to do justice to the play, but really ruined its success.”—George Colman the Younger.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Puff-ball
Puffed Up
Pug
Pugna Porcorum (Battle of the Pigs)
Puisne Judges
Pukwana (North American Indian)
Pull
Pull Bacon (To)
Pull Devil, Pull Baker
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Pumblechook (Uncle)
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Punch
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Punctual
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