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cut plug

noun
1.
compressed chewing tobacco in a portion-sized cake.
Origin of cut plug
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900
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  • Specially when it's full of low-brow mechanics who speak in seven different lingos and subsist mainly on cut plug and garlic.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • I agreed to hand over a big bag of cut plug and a tin box of cigarettes if he would loan us his two wagon-horses.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy

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