fleshpot

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fleshpot (plural fleshpots)

  1. A place offering entertainment of a sensual or luxurious nature
    • 1911, Jack London, The Whale Tooth
      The frizzle-headed man-eaters were loath to leave their fleshpots so long as the harvest of human carcases was plentiful. Sometimes, when the harvest was too plentiful, they imposed on the missionaries by letting the word slip out that on such a day there would be a killing and a barbecue.
    • 1884, Henry James, "A New England Winter" in The Century Magazine 28 (4–5) (August–September 1884).
      "This was absurd for a person who... had never before had such unrestricted access to the fleshpots. The fleshpots were full, under Donald Mesh's roof, and his wife could easily believe that the poor girl would not be in a hurry to return to her boarding-house in Brooklyn."

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