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Gary T Folklore: Put up your dukes (22) RE: Put up your dukes 06 Jul 02

Hmmm. When studying Latin, I was told that it came from the Latin verb ducere, "to lead." The rationale was that in a fight, one's fists are the leading part of the body presented to the opponent. But my dictionary agrees with what Pene posted.

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