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 Fontara’bia.Food for Powder. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Food.
 
Sir Walter Scott remarks that live cattle go by Saxon names, and slain meat by Norman-French, a standing evidence that the Normans were the lords who ate the meat, and the Saxons the serfs who tended the cattle. Examples:   1
       
Sheep Ox Calf Hog Pig (Saxon).
Mutton Beef Veal Bacon Pork (Norman-French).
   Food of the gods. (See AMBROSIA, NECTAR.)   2
 


 Fontara’bia.Food for Powder. 

 
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