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Luxury

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angora cat
behavior suggests self-indulgence. [Animal Symbolism: Jobes, 96]
Babylon
ancient city on Euphrates river; famed for its magnificence and culture. [Mid. East. Hist.: NCE, 202]
Cadillac
expensive automobile and status symbol. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 83]
Cartier’s
jewelry firm founded by Alfred and Louis Cartier in Paris (1898). [Fr. Hist.: EB, 10: 177]
caviar
extremely expensive delicacy of sturgeon’s roe; byword for luxurious living. [Western Culture: Misc.]
chauffeur-driven
car sign of the high life. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
chinchilla
one of the costliest of furs, made into luxurious coats. [Western Culture: Misc.]
Chivas Regal
expensive Scotch whisky. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 106]
clover
indicates wealth and ease. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 350]
Cockaigne
fabled land of luxury and idleness. [Medieval Legend: NCE, 589]
Dom Perignon
renowned vintage French champagne. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
fat of the land
Pharaoh offers Joseph’s family Egypt’s plenty. [O.T.: Genesis 45:18]
fleshpots of Egypt
where Israelites “did eat bread to the full.” [O.T.: Exodus 16:3]
land flowing with milk and honey
promised by God to afflicted Israelites. [O.T.: Exodus 3:8; 13:5]
life of Riley
easy and troublefree existence. [Am. Usage: c. 1900 song, “Best of the House is None Too Good for Reilly”; TV: “The Life of Riley” in Terrace, II, 26]
Mercedes Benz
expensive automobile and status symbol. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 368]
mink coat
highly prized fur apparel; traditionally associated with wealthy ladies. [Western Culture: Misc.]
Pullman car
comfortable, well-appointed railroad sleeping car named for maker. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 210]
Ritz
elegant and luxurious hotel opened in Paris in 1898 by César Ritz; hence, ‘ritzy, putting on the ritz.’ [Fr. Hist.: Wentworth, 429]
Rolls Royce
the millionaire’s vehicle. [Trademarks: Brewer Dictionary, 928]
sable
fur of this mammal produces luxurious, soft fur coats. [Western Culture: Misc.]
Savoy
sumptuous hotel in London; at the time of its opening, it set new standards of luxury. [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 1118]
Schlauraffenland
fantastic land of sumptuous pleasures and idleness. [Ger. Legend: Grimm “A Tale of Schlauraffenland”]
silk
expensive fabric used in fine clothing. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
Tiffany’s
jewelry firm founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany; store in New York caters to the wealthy. [Am. Hist.: EB, 10: 177]
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