20 Jan 2006, 10:09 p.m. - Pedro

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)

25 Apr 2015, 11:50 a.m. - Bill

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

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