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fleshpot

[flesh-pot] /ˈflɛʃˌpɒt/
noun
1.
fleshpots.
  1. places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement:
    the fleshpots of Las Vegas.
  2. luxurious and unrestrained living.
2.
a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat.
Origin of fleshpot
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; flesh + pot1
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  • Cleopatra, metaphorically speaking, was a fleshpot, because the world hankered after her.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
Word Origin and History for fleshpot
n.

from flesh (n.) + pot (n.1); literally "pot in which flesh is boiled," hence "luxuries regarded with envy," especially in fleshpots of Egypt, from Exodus xvi:3:

Whan we sat by ye Flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate. [Coverdale translation, 1535]

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