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Friday, March 30, 2012

"A Square Meal"

"A square meal" - A substantial, nourishing meal. The saying having "a square meal" may have come from the English Royal Navy during the time of Nelson. In order to stop the plates/dishes slipping around on the table when the ship was at sea, it was said four pieces of wood were nailed to the benches in the shape of a square to stop the plates from slipping... hence 'having a square meal'. The word square has many meanings, including 'proper, honest, straightforward'.

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