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This saying comes from this nautical fact:
This saying comes from how seaman regarded their first month at sea. A month for which he was already paid and then spent all the money soon afterwards.
To the seaman, with his money gone, he was working that first month "for free." To mark the end of this specially named month, the crew would build an effigy of a large, solid-hoofed herbivorous mammal (Equus caballus). Then they beat the thing until they were exhausted. Finally, the would dump it overboard as a part of the big celebration. Fo officers on the ship it is really difficult to get the crew to do any extra work during this first month at sea.

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I think you go it E..........................................later,Dave
 

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Man I never can get in here in time!! LOL ... Me either.

Well Bigwater and Uncle Bubba, you should see the race I'm in trying to keep ahead of ALL of youse ... now that aint a pretty picture!
 
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