But that changed in the 19th century, when two important developments helped make ice cream the ubiquitous snack it is today.
Before that, people were complaining about pirates being too ubiquitous as the hip costume du jour.
Arguments about foxy Shakespeare and prickly Plato soon became as ubiquitous at smart dinner tables as the man himself.
An early example comes when the ubiquitous protagonist Robert Langdon arrives in Washington by private jet.
The GFY (pronounced “jiffy”) is essentially a more technologically advanced version of the ubiquitous GIF.
The red shiner was ubiquitous, and was the dominant species at a majority of stations.
But Sir Joseph was ubiquitous; and the whole of that place was barred against him.
His ubiquitous patrols seriously alarmed the Boer general as to the safety of his outposts at Arundel.
And they ran as if their life was at stake to do his bidding; were so active that they seemed to be ubiquitous.
The celebrant arrived, this ubiquitous official leads the way to the church.