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 Boast of England (The).Boatswain. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Boat.
 
Both in the same boat. Both treated alike; both placed in the same conditions. The reference is to the boat launched when a ship is wrecked.   1
   To be represented in a boat is the ordinary symbol of apotheo’sis. Many sovereigns are so represented on coins.   2
 


 Boast of England (The).Boatswain. 

 
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