Definitions

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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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Examples

  • 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.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • 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.

    The Adventures of Gerard

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  • Australian slang for tomato ketchup

    (presumably by rhyming with 'tomato sauce')?

    July 24, 2008