from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A district or an establishment offering sensual pleasures or entertainment. Often used in the plural.
- n. Physical or sensual gratification.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place offering entertainment of a sensual or luxurious nature
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pot or vessel in which flesh is cooked.
- n. plenty; high living.
- n. Places providing opportunity to indulge in amusements or pleasures without moral restraints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel in which flesh is cooked.
- n. Hence (in allusion to the passage above quoted)
- n. Food; also, the indulgence of animal appetites.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a three-legged iron pot, usually, though not always, depicted sable.
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He warned young men strenuously to avoid the "fleshpot" of Paris and not to fall in love with Europeans.
If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan cafÃ© than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.
If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan café than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.
Unfortunately, Hanna and her millions are in Paris, having a fine time at the Belle Epoque fleshpot of Maxim's.
Note how each gaudy fleshpot is smeared in alcoholic nectar.
The Vieux Carre, you must know, is the old French heart of New Orleans, and one gigantic fleshpot fine houses and walks, excellent eating-places and gardens, brilliantly lit by night, with music and gaiety and colour everywhere, and every second establishment a knocking-shop.
I try to relive those star-kissed programs of the past, when Mommy would make popcorn on the stove (was there any other way?), and I would cuddle up, and get my education in Hollywood, the town that Mommy called "a fleshpot, a real lefty fleshpot".
Mommy conveyed her knowledge of this lefty fleshpot as if Elizabeth Dole had suddenly taken on Joan Rivers 'job: she was ladylike, brutally honest, up on the gossip, and always added a dash of conservative commentary.
The inquisitorial nose has found the theater a fleshpot of liberal ideas and practices, a cesspool of light and of joy, the one place on our national scene where democracy was close to coming alive.
This is just a fleshpot of a Barolo with loads of concentrated herb and graphite-infused black cherry and currant fruit with plenty of toasty new oak.