Rum Ration . Have the Submariners subsumed it?

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When you've finished scanning 'daily quote & bloggin wi' Megan'

Empty vessels/bottles were once known as dead Marines, (probably from W Shakespeare, too.)

An analogy there somewhere: Being an ****-ologist, I'm sure you'll find it - When you do please post it somewhere else, Elsie.
The term was first used by William IV, the Duke of Clarence in the early to mid 1800s. While the guest of honor aboard a royal ship, he told the steward to remove those “dead marines”. A Marine major rose up and asked why his highness applied the name of the corps to which he served to an empty bottle. The Duke replied, “I call them marines because they are good fellows who have done their duty and are ready to do it again.“
 

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