fat of the land


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fat of the land

Pharaoh offers Joseph’s family Egypt’s plenty. [O.T.: Genesis 45:18]
See: Luxury
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Bounderby's retreat, where, notwithstanding her anchorite turn of mind based upon her becoming consciousness of her altered station, she resigned herself with noble fortitude to lodging, as one may say, in clover, and feeding on the fat of the land.
He slept o'nights on the scrubbing cushion in the back porch and lived on the fat of the land.
We have been living upon the fat of the land, Ahm, having shown us the edible fruits, tubers and herbs, and twice a week we go out after fresh meat.
Moreover we hold a large estate by the banks of the river Xanthus, fair with orchard lawns and wheat-growing land; it becomes us, therefore, to take our stand at the head of all the Lycians and bear the brunt of the fight, that one may say to another, 'Our princes in Lycia eat the fat of the land and drink best of wine, but they are fine fellows; they fight well and are ever at the front in battle.
There exist several other 'dinosaurs' that are living off the fat of the land.
In A Time Lapse by Ludovico Einaudi is an album getting a lot of play also and Prodigy's Fat Of The Land, is never far from my speakers.
The graphic design graduate and self-confessed perfectionist was formally art director at XL Recordings and the brains behind the Prodigy's Fat of the Land album cover, released in 1997 and after working with several London branding agencies and huge clients like Radio 1, O2 and Sainsbury's, Alex set up his own digital print business in Cardiff in 2004.
Not all oaks are created equal; and speaking of living off the fat of the land, their acorns range in fat content from 1.
TFM also hailed a statement attributed to Duterte that the incoming President would follow the pattern of socialism and he is angry at the oligarchs because they get the fat of the land.
Breathe came from the album Fat of the Land - something the Tories have been living off for some time now.
It is as if they are there to just mumble shibboleths and give pompous sermons and live off the fat of the land.
There is no point in them pretending that they are not the party of multi-millionaires and the tiny gloating, bloated minority who live off the fat of the land and the work of the vast majority.