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  • His hero, he remarks, "is an outsider, an ingrate, a smellfeast, and who could possibly see the burgeoning of a saviour in such qualities?"

    Restorations Adams, Robert M. 1966

  • Let me remind you of a few of them; ‘smellfeast’, if not a better, is yet a more graphic, word than our foreign parasite; as graphic indeed for us as τρεχέδειπνος to

    English Past and Present Richard Chenevix Trench 1846

  • Well and good; I have sent in my resignation as smellfeast.

    Cousin Pons Honor�� de Balzac 1824


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  • An uninvited dinner guest; a parasite; a greedy sponger. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008

  • "smellfeast" was given as translation of pique-assiette in Ellen Marriage's version of Balzac's Cousin Pons. Scrounger, sponger, lick-dish, hanger-on would be other sorts of pique-assiette.

    September 30, 2022

  • I have smellfeast on my big list of cutthroats, but the example from "English Past and Present" brought me to a fun intersection of references and light thoughts about cutthroats that I either haven't read before, or it's been 10 years so it's worth reading their gentleman scholarly work again: Thanks Gutenberg Project!

    September 30, 2022