"Peas on a Trencher"


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James B White

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One might think that it should be beans on a trencher, due to the well known army bean, but I wonder if it's a sign that the expression was imported from England? Beans didn't grow well in England's cool climate, except for the broad beans that are different from ours, so peas (pease) were the staple of the English army ration. Trencher is also a good old English word.
 



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