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Thread #34080   Message #3716937
Posted By: GUEST,Handy
16-Jun-15 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Blood Red Roses (what's it mean?)
Subject: RE: Origins: Blood Red Roses (what's it mean?)
always was led to believe that blood red roses was a derogatory term used to describe newer crew members on the whaling ships sailing out of American ports . Whaling being so richly rewarded after a successful trip that men not being used to the outdoor life might venture a trip to make a profit. Then getting so badly sunburned and blistered as to to have to "go down", below. Just another fish in the barrel of conjecture