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Husband's Boat

(The). The boat which leaves London on Saturday, and takes to Margate those fathers of families who live in that neighbourhood during the summer months.

“I shall never forget the evening when we went down to the jetty to see the Husbands' boat come in.” —The Mistletoe Bough.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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