Type of wrestling throw, became a euphemism for killing, and then for murdering prisoners in the civil war - see 'Pagans or Paragons?': Images of the Cornish during the English Civil War
M. J. Stoyle
The English Historical Review
Vol. 111, No. 441 (Apr., 1996), pp. 299-323
The prince raised another army of dregs, drained from the mines, we'll show them a Cornish Hug!