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- n. The period of work on board ship for which the seamen have been paid in advance (usually a month's wages) the end of this term being celebrated by parading a straw horse about the decks.
- n. rhyming slang for tomato sauce.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an expression applied to a debt for wages paid in advance.
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Richard saw a dead horse in one narrow street, the rotting animal, attended by a cloud of flies, still hitched to its wagon as it awaited someone to come haul it away.
I am not ashamed to say that I, Etienne Gerard, sat upon my dead horse and sank my face in my hands in my despair.