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 Junk,Jun’ket. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Junk.
 
Salt meat supplied to vessels for long voyages; so called because it is hard and tough as old rope-ends so called. Ropes are called junks because they were once made of bulrushes. Junk is often called salt horse. (See HARNESS CASK.)   1
 


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