The seabed which receives drowned sailors
The seabed which receives drowned sailors crossword clue. JUMBO CROSSWORD The Chronicle Australia on 13 May 2017. 15 letter 3 words (4.5,6).
The answer is DAVY JONES LOCKER
Davy Jones’ Locker, also Davy Jones’s Locker, is an idiom for the bottom of the sea: the state of death among drowned sailors and shipwrecks. It is used as a euphemism for drowning or shipwrecks in which the sailor(s)’s and/or ship(s)’s remains are consigned to the bottom of the sea (to be sent to Davy Jones’s Locker).
The origins of the name of Davy Jones, the sailors’ devil, are unclear, with a 19th-century dictionary tracing Davy Jones to a “ghost of Jonah”. Other explanations of this nautical superstition have been put forth, including an incompetent sailor or a pub owner who kidnapped sailors.