Dead sailors would be sewn up in their hammocks or in canvas sailcloth which was weighted before burial at sea. Once they were ready for burial they were "all sewn up". Rumour has it that the last stitch was through the nose just to make sure they were indeed dead.
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Nautical Saying
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