Muster row. Camden derives the word from rotteran (to
muster); hence rot, a file of six soldiers. Another derivation
is the Norman Ratten Row (roundabout way), being the way corpses
were carried to avoid the public thoroughfares. Others suggest Route
du roi; and others the Anglo-Saxon rot, pleasant, cheerful;
or rotton, referring to the soft material with which the road is
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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