1) Two examples of the noun have been recorded in coal-mining contexts, one in the inventory of Charles Best of Landimer in Shelf.

1700 three Tuggs and three shovels and the other in the accounts of Farnley colliery: 1716 Tuggs 5. The reference may be to ‘the iron hoop of a corf’, possibly a sort of handle. In farming records it was part of the harness of working horses, a short chain attached to the hames: 1570 foote shackelles ... one payer of tugges and sex payer of cutwithes

c.1742 tug for swingletree, Holmfirth.

places Farnley
dates 1570 1716

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