No More Poles

Give over work. The cry in hop-gardens when the pickers are to cease working.

“When the sun set, the cry of `No more poles' resounded, and the work of the day was done.” —The Ludgate Monthly: Hops and Hop-pickers, November, 1891.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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