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An oatmeal drink sweetened with sugar, which was often issued to seamen in British warships in place of cocoa up to the end of the Napoleonic War (1803–15). It was also a drink issued to stokers working in great heat in the stokeholds of British steam warships in the later 19th century as it was thought to protect them from stomach cramp.

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