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ripov Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat (55* d) RE: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat 10 Aug 17

The suggested association of a yellow handkerchief with infection is interesting, a yellow signal flag, representing the letter "Q" - for "Quarantine" - was (is?) flown by a ship to warn of a case of infectious disease on board. One can imagine that sailors would joke that some women (and probably some men - see, i'm not sexist) - should fly a yellow flag!

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