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Thread #16718   Message #3805957
Posted By: GUEST,The Vulgar Boatman
20-Aug-16 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Sheepstealer
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Sheepstealer
The problem lies wth the use of language of the late 18th century.:

We killed the sheep and skinned it, all on an open bough... Makes perfect sense.

"All on" being nothing more than another way of saying "upon" or simply "on". Likewise, "All in the Downs" or "All in the month of May..."