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Pedro  •  Link

Sam on his way up!

“Caviare to the general.” (Hamlet, ii.2.)

Above the taste and comprehension of ordinary people. Caviare is a kind of pickle made from the roe of sturgeons, much esteemed in Muscovy. It is a dish for the great, but beyond the reach of the general public.

(Brewer’s Phrase and Fable)

Bill  •  Link

CAVIARY, the Roes of several Fish, especially Sturgeon, Pickled.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1724.

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