Shore Leave

Shore leave is the leave that professional sailors get to spend on dry land.

During the Age of Sail, shore leave was often abused by the members of the crew, who took it as a prime opportunity to drink in excess, indulge in other pleasures denied to them aboard the solely masculine ships, and desert. Many captains were forced to take on new members of the crew to replace the ones lost due to shore leave.

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... Books, films, and songs about sailors on shore leave include Jean Genet's 1953 novel, Querelle of Brest Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's 1949 film musical of Leonard Bernstein's ... The US singer-songwriter Tom Waits wrote a song entitled "Shore Leave" in 1982, and included it on his album of the following year Swordfishtrombones ... In many science fiction stories where space travel is depicted, shore leave has the same basic principle, but is more metaphorical, as a spacecraft crew will not necessarily be disembarking to a ...

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