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navy plug

a strong, dark tobacco in plug form.
Origin of navy plug
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He cuts everything with this knife, from apples and navy plug to ship's cables and telegraph wire.

    The Other Fellow F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Adelbert P. Gibney smiled and bit a large crescent out of his navy plug, for his soul was at peace.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • And Shorty handed him his pipe, which he had just refilled with whittlings of black "navy plug."

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