Hart of Grease
(A). A hunter's phrase for a fat venison; a stag full of the
pasture, called by Jaques “a fat and greasy citizen.” (As You Like
It, i. 1.) (See Heart Of Grace.)
“It is a hart of grease, too, in full season, with three inches of
fat on the brisket.” —Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, chap. xvii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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