morning mug and doorstep

kahroba

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Persian
Hi everyone
What is meant by "morning mug and doorstep" in the following context from "Nights at the Circus" by Angela Carter:
FYI, it's breakfast time in the circus courtyard.
When Samson, the Strong Man, brushing aside the Russian peddlers with a xenophobic oath, came to get his morning mug and doorstep, he suffered a deal of joshing from the roustabouts munching their bacon sandwiches, to have lost – according to the swiftly disseminated gossip of the circus – his inamorata to a clown.
 
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