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fleshpot

[flesh-pot] /ˈflɛʃˌpɒt/
noun
1.
fleshpots.
  1. places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement:
    the fleshpots of Las Vegas.
  2. luxurious and unrestrained living.
2.
a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat.
Origin of fleshpot
1525-1535
1525-35; flesh + pot1
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  • No; he had set his foot upon the fleshpots; his idealistic nature had overcome the world.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • The fleshpots of Egypt are still savory to degenerate palates.

    Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler
  • That man of steel had no sympathy with the yearnings for the fleshpots.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • We are so greedy for the fleshpots of Egypt, that we forget to satisfy the soul hunger.

    In League with Israel Annie F. Johnston
  • Have you ever known one of these smooth religious fellows who wasn't keen after the fleshpots when his chance came?

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • We put our hand to the plough, but we turn our heads and look to our Egypt and its fleshpots.

    By order of the company Mary Johnston
  • They were gay and charming women, fond of society, and pining for the fleshpots of San Francisco.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Why, bless my soul, Beau, I thought you'd run after the fleshpots of Washington!

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • "My food is of the simplest—I have no hankering for fleshpots," responded the patient.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte
  • But think of having to marry to get the—the fleshpots, and to miss all of the real meanings.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for fleshpots

fleshpots

/ˈflɛʃˌpɒts/
plural noun (often facetious)
1.
luxurious or self-indulgent living
2.
places, such as striptease clubs, where bodily desires are gratified or titillated
Word Origin
C16: from the Biblical use as applied to Egypt (Exodus 16:3)
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Word Origin and History for fleshpots

fleshpot

n.

from flesh (n.) + pot (n.1); literally "pot in which flesh is boiled," hence "luxuries regarded with envy," especially in fleshpots of Egypt, from Exodus xvi:3:

Whan we sat by ye Flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate. [Coverdale translation, 1535]

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