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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Well, now to find out if it started there.

    I had heard a 'square meal' referred the dishes sailors used in the old days. When they has a mess call, a full ration covered the square dish they used - so that term came to represent a 'full' meal.

    So I wonder if the plate came to be called a shingle?
    The shingle is the toast. If you've ever had military mess toast, you'd understand why it came ot be called a shingle, the consistency is about the same.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipped...litary_cuisine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    The shingle is the toast. If you've ever had military mess toast, you'd understand why it came ot be called a shingle, the consistency is about the same.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipped...litary_cuisine
    Does hospital food count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Does hospital food count?
    Only it it travels several miles in a steam heated container between production and serving.
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