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Punch

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A Suffolk punch. A short, thick-set cart-horse.

“I did hear them call their child Punch, which pleased me mightily, that word having become a word of common use for everything that is thick and short.”—Pepys’s Diary.

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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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Pull Devil, Pull Baker
Pulling
Pumblechook (Uncle)
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Pump
Pumpernickel
Pun
Pun and Pickpocket
Punch
Punch
Punctual
Punctuality
Punctuation
Pundit
Punic Apple
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Punish a Bottle (To)
Punjab [five rivers]
Pup
Purbeck (Dorsetshire)