Gone to Davy Jones's Locker


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dead, and buried in the sea; thrown overboard.

See also: Davy Jones

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[1] Davy Jones is the spirit of the sea, or the sea devil, and Davy Jones's locker is the bottom of the ocean; hence, "gone to Davy Jones's locker" signifies "dead and buried in the sea."
Did they know that Paddy had been drowned, gone to Davy Jones's locker at the bottom of the sea?