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 Plank (A).Plantagenet, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Plank.
 
To walk the plank. To be about to die. Walking the plank was a mode of disposing of prisoners at sea, much in vogue among the South Sea pirates in the 17th century.   1
 


 Plank (A).Plantagenet, 

 
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