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Banyan Day (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Banyan Day

A sea term for those days on which no meat is allowed to the sailors: the term is borrowed from the Banyans in the East Indies, a cast that eat nothing that had life.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Bantling * Baptized

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