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Tussle

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A struggle, a skirmish. A corruption of tousle (German, zausen, to pull); hence a dog is named Towser (pull ʹem down). In the Winter’s Tale (iv. 4.), Autolʹycus says to the Shepherd, “I toze from thee thy business” (pump or draw out of thee). In Measure for Measure, Escalus says to the Duke, “Weʹll touze thee joint by joint” (v. 1.).

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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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