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date: 19 May 2024

‘show a leg’, or ‘shake a leg’, 

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Author(s):
 Dear Dear, Peter KempPeter Kemp

the traditional call of the boatswain's mates in a British warship when the hands are called to turn out in the morning. It arose from the days of sail when seamen, who were signed on for the duration of a ship's ... ...

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