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Thread #22581   Message #2384318
Posted By: GUEST
08-Jul-08 - 10:01 PM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Dabtoes are working seamen; man the guns, haul the ropes, quarterdeck watch etc.   Dustmen are the sailors who collect the refuse, sweep the decks, passage ways, and buff the floors.

All indispensable services for a Naval vessel under way.