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'Evening' and 'morning' in use as greetings [closed]

This is more a historical question than one on the usages themselves. I'm interested in the history of the truncated forms of "Good morning" and "Good evening..." specifically, when people started ...
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How's it hanging?

Why do some people use "how's it hanging?" as greeting? What is "it" referring to?
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What was “well met!” supposed to mean?

I know it was a sort of archaic greeting, but I don't know how to interpret the actual words. I had a foggy idea that it meant "It is good that we met here and now", but even then, "well met" is not ...