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    Examples of the phrase "Heenan's hug", "the Heenan hug", or similar.

    For information on the American boxer John C. Heenan (1834-1873), see:
    [Note: His middle name was “Camel”, although it was sometimes mistakenly reported as “Carmel”.]
    "John C. Heenan", Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Heenan
    "John Camel “Benicia Boy” Heenan", Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110954112
    "John Carmel Heenan (the "Benecia Boy")", The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia, http://cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/heenan.htm
    Frank Keating, "Heenan v Sayers: The fight that changed boxing forever", The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2010/apr/14/john-heenan-tom-sayers-boxing

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  1. THE GREAT PRIZE FIGHT.
    Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868) Friday 19 February 1864 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The prize fight between John Carmel Heenan, the American pugilist, and John King, the Sailor lad, cams off at Wadhurst on the 10th December. To the g ... 2807 words
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    "The eighth of these rapidly succeeding rounds was remarkable for the first failure of Heenan's hug, he being thrown in turn by King"

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  2. FIGHT FOR THE CHAMPION'S BELT AND £400, BETWEEN WORMALD AND MARSDEN. (From Bell's Life in London, January 7).
    Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle (NSW : 1860 - 1870) Saturday 25 March 1865 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Seeing that it is now more than two years since we have had occasion to describe a fight for the Championship, the task comes upon us almost as a nov ... 3567 words
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    "Andrew bored in, and some rapid exchanges took place at half-arm fighting, much in favour of Wormald, who used both hands with great rapidity on the side and back of the head, while Marsden lost much time in attempting to put on the Heenan hug."

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  3. March 16.
    Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle (NSW : 1860 - 1870) Saturday 18 May 1867 p 5 Article
    Abstract: BALDWIN AND JOE WORMALD.—On Friday, according to appointment, Jem Mace and Baldwin met at our office to arrange matters anent the Championship. It ma ... 5243 words
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    "The first of these rounds was concluded by Joe slipping down after nearly doubling up Tom by a right-hander on the ribs, and the next by Joe showing his right, when Tom ducked, and Goss seizing the opportunity, closed, and getting on the "Heenan hug,"
    screwed Allen down, he himself pitching on to his shoulder heavily. Time, 34min."

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  4. NED KELLY'S LETTER.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 18 February 1879 p 3 Article
    Abstract: After the exciting scene with Mr. Rankin in the Royal Mail Hotel, Kelly look Richards and Living with him to look for Mr. Gill, who had run away. Mr, ... 3639 words
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    "Dan dropped his knife and fork, showing he had no murderous intent, and clapped Heenan's hug on him."

    [Reprinted in several newspapers.]

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  5. “In Sixty-Four.” [FOR THE BULLETIN.] (12 December 1885)
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    “In Sixty-Four.” [FOR THE BULLETIN.] (12 December 1885)
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    [The Bulletin, Vol. 3 No. 135, 12 December 1885, p. 8]


    "Jim clinches with the "Heenan hug,""

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  6. THE KELLYS ARE OUT! A True Story of The Kelly THE START OF THE STORY
    The Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide, SA : 1929 - 1931) Tuesday 30 September 1930 p 9 Article
    Abstract: The story began in The Register on Saturday, September 18. It opened with the visit of Constable Fitzpatrick to the Kelly home to arrest Dan—a moment ... 2993 words
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    "The trooper, being off his guard, looked out, and when Dan got his attention drawn he dropped the knife and fork, which showed he had no murderous intent, and slapped Heenan's hug on him and took his revolver and kept him there until Skillian and Ryan came with horses"

    [Reprinted in several newspapers.]

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  7. The Life of NED KELLY
    Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954) Sunday 15 August 1954 p 20 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Ned was brought manacled into Court. The magistrates, influenced by Mr. McInnes, himself a J.P., took a lenient view of the occurrence. They evidentl ... 3883 words
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    "Fitzpatrick made a grab at Dan, who put a wrestling hold on him — known as "Heenan's Hug" — and threw him to the floor."

    [Reprinted in several newspapers.]

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