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Shortly after receiving his promotion to rear admiral in 1790, William IV, known as the 'Sailor King', was at dinner on board one of his fleet's ships. He ordered the steward to remove the 'dead marines' to make room for new bottles. A marine officer at the table complained. His Highness responded that no offense was intended. The expression was used in the sense "...that, like marines, the bottle had given its life nobly and, given the chance, would do it again."
Dead Soldiers, Devils, and More. By: Bear Downing. Copyright © 1997, 1998, 2000.
Photo credit: Joshua Morris

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bernie hayes

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brendan gallagher

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Albums

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Gigs

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    Charlie's Last Stand
    Mar 04, 7:30 PM
    Charlie's Last Stand, 1/234 Beardy St, Armidale NSW 2350, Australia
    Dead Marines first time in Armidale!
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    Tintenbar Hall
    Mar 05, 7:30 PM
    Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar Rd, Tintenbar NSW 2478, Australia
    Dead Marines first ever show at Tintenbar Up Front!
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    BENT ON FOOD
    Mar 06, 7:00 PM
    BENT ON FOOD, 95 Isabella St, Wingham NSW 2429, Australia
    First ever show at Bent On Food!
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    Grand Junction Hotel
    Mar 07, 3:30 PM
    Grand Junction Hotel, 88 Church St, Maitland NSW 2320, Australia
    Back at the Junkyard!
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Snapshots

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here's a track from the new album:

Have You Ever Been In Love

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