Barmecide feast

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Barmecide feast

a sham banquet, with empty plates, given to a beggar by wealthy Bagdad nobleman. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Barmecide’s Feast”]
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Barmecide feast

imaginary feast served t0 beggar by prince. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Barmecide’s Feast”]

Barmecide feast

beggar given empty dishes, imaginary food. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Barmecide’s Feast”]