king and his ministers

king and his ministers

“large, corpulent, oily men.” [Am. Lit.: “Hop-Frog” in Portable Poe, 317–329]
See: Fatness
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References in classic literature ?
The king and his ministers were first encased in tight-fitting stockinet shirts and drawers.