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Thread #22581 Message #245578
Posted By: Margo
21-Jun-00 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
As I understand it, the "Chicken on a Raft" was egg on toast but deep fried long before the breakfast hour so that when the sailor sat down to eat the fat had congealed and it was very unappetizing. Hence the "terrible sight to see".
Also, I think DABTOES was the nickname for the greenhorn sailor who would trip over the metal bolts sticking up out of the deck.Margo