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Tap-up Sunday

The Sunday preceding the fair held on the 2nd October, on St. Catherine's Hill, near Guildford, and so called because any person, with or without a licence, may open a “tap,” or sell beer on the hill for that one day.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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