Definition of Burma Shave™ from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Burma Shave™

 
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a US make of cream used on the face when shaving. Between 1926 and 1963 the Burma-Vita Company advertised it on a series of small signs along roads. Each sign in a group had a few words printed on it, and the whole group, read in sequence, formed a short humorous poem. At one time, there were 35 000 of these. One was:
Noah had whiskersIn the arkBut he wouldn't get byOn a benchIn the park.Burma-Shave.