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a Benjamin's portion (or mess)

the largest share or portion.
In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of the Jewish patriarch Jacob . When Jacob's sons encountered their long-lost brother Joseph in Egypt, where he had become a high official, they failed to recognize him, but Joseph generously entertained them: ‘And he took and sent messes [servings of food] unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of their's’ (Genesis 43:34).
See also: portion

Benjamin

and Benji
n. a one hundred dollar bill. (Bearing a picture of Benjanin Franklin.) You owe me two Benjamins! Here’s the Benji I owe you.
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More than any other chapter, the first chapter attempts to justify why reading Benjamin today helps to both understand our contemporary circumstances and grant us a certain "agency" in altering them.
Giffone assembles the scattered scholarship on the tribe of Benjamin and adds his own findings to present the first book-length treatment since the 1960s.
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Benjamin was not ignorant to the dangers of Nazism, but like millions of Europeans was caught in a complex web of needs, desires, and material limitations that influenced his decisions.
Benjamin West (October 10, 1738-March 11, 1820) was an Anglo-American painter of historical scenes around and after the time of the American War of Independence.
His wings ready for flight, the "Angelus Novus" would gladly return to the stance lent to him by Benjamin in one of the most famous allegories of the Twentieth Century.
Angie's List has formed its first exclusive paint manufacturer relationship with Benjamin Moore.
Kang, Jaeho, Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2014, ISBN 9 7807 4564 5209, 196 pp.
Benjamin Moore will collaborate with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), the leading not-for-profit trade association of America's foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers, to promote design in America.
SCHOOLBOY Benjamin Alexander is hoping for a career on the stage as he steps out alongside Hollywood's elite.
have the opportunity to make a major impact on the country during the years that they serve, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, will be remembered for teaching America how to walk again.
An antebellum Southern politician of Jewish background, Benjamin rose to prominence during the nation's greatest political crisis.
With this relationship, Benjamin Moore will be Orchard's exclusive supplier of architectural paint.