Posted by Victoria S Dennis on June 15, 2005
In Reply to: Fifteen men on a dead man's chest posted by Amanda on June 15, 2005
: What does "fifteen men on a dead man's chest" mean?
Nobody knows! It's part of the song that the pirate Billy Bones sings in "Treasure Island" by R L Stevenson. (NB though that "chest" here means sea-chest, not "thorax".)