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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Every day I suffer a thousand hardships and misfortunes, and have hard work to get even enough bad barley bread to keep myself and my family alive, while the lucky Sindbad spends money right and left and lives upon the fat of the land! What has he done that you should give him this pleasant life-- what have I done to deserve so hard a fate?"
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. During the whole term of this recess from the guardianship of the Bank, Mrs.
He slept o'nights on the scrubbing cushion in the back porch and lived on the fat of the land. By the time Aunt Jamesina came he was plump and glossy and tolerably respectable.
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.' My good friend, if, when we were once out of this fight, we could escape old age and death thenceforward and forever, I should neither press forward myself nor bid you do so, but death in ten thousand shapes hangs ever over our heads, and no man can elude him; therefore let us go forward and either win glory for ourselves, or yield it to another."
One of them, Keith Flint, was unexpectedly promoted to the role of frontman in 1996, adding vocals to a series of tracks on their third album, 'The Fat of the Land'.
The 1997 album The Fat of the Land, saw Flint contributing to many songs, including Serial Thrilla and Fuel my Fire.
Perhaps best known for his debut track as singer, Firestarter, from the 1997 album Fat of the Land, the 49-year-old was a powerhouse on stage and the face of one of the UK's best loved music acts.
"The Spaniards stayed in this country for 400 years, the Americans for 50 years and they lived off of the fat of the land at kinuha nila ang magagandang anong maganda sa bayan natin [and got our beautiful resources]," he said.
The set exploded into life with Breathe, the brooding monster from 1997's Fat of The Land, with its Wu-Tang Clan whiplash sword sample.
As is common knowledge, only those who are politically connected eat directly from the country's table, cornering to themselves the fat of the land. The rest of the people have to scratch the earth's surface for a living.
Most people struggle daily for basic needs while a tiny elite gorges itself on the fat of the land. This misery will not end on its own.