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Re: Fifteen men on a dead man's chest

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".)