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Thread #22581   Message #3520679
Posted By: GUEST,Bandr
30-May-13 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
In South Wales in the 60s plimsolls were called daps or sometimes dabs (maybe they still are). Perhaps the Naval slang dabtoes or daptoes comes from the same source and means 'wearer of plimsolls'.

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