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Pot of Hospitality

(The). The pot au feu which in Ireland used to be shared with anyone who dropped in at mealtimes, or required refreshment.

“And the `pot of hospitality' was set to boil upon the fire, and there was much mirth and heartiness and entertainment.” —Nineteenth Century, Oct., 1891, p. 643.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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