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codfish aristocracy

A disparaging term for people who are recently rich. It was originally applied to the nouveau riche in 19th-century Boston. Primarily heard in US. I can't stand that members of the codfish aristocracy think that they belong at formal occasions with the more established families.
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John's, determined the price paid for the codfish and it varied widely throughout the season, depending on where in Newfoundland it was caught and how it was cured.
The traditional method of codfish production of the Spanish trawler fleet was to salt it on-board.
About this time, those who remained of Newfoundland's inshore fishermen began noticing drastic declines in the numbers of codfish.
Although the codfish liver in question does not pose an imminent threat to a human, the Inspection Authority does not recommend its consumption".
At the banquet held at the Great Hall of the People, the guests were served with an elaborate cuisine, including chicken soup with bean curd flakes, roasted mutton chop with curry and codfish with tomato sauce.
Seafood-lovers must try the Macanese garlic king prawns, the codfish cakes, stuffed crab Macau-style, or seafood supreme soup, served in a bread bowl.
There was time on shore for lunch, to tuck into the national dish of green banana and codfish, before we headed back to the ship.
Test offers another piece in the complex puzzle of England's relationship to its expanding world trade in his analysis of The Tempest in relation to England's crucial and very profitable trade in salt-dry codfish, while Matthew Day examines early modern travel-writing within the context of the controls and limitations placed on it not only by the state but by trading companies that wanted to control public perceptions of their activities.
Codfish sustained Europe's repopulation after decades of plague and its lowest grade became a staple for captives in the African slave trade.
The major food of many early Atlantic voyages was dried and salted codfish, still a beloved dish in the Caribbean.
That means meat loaf with truffle gravy, homemade doughnut holes, codfish cakes, and what's arguably the best burger in town.
Tongue, pork, tripe, codfish, octopus, mackerel, corvina and crab can be had in a variety of ways.
The juvenile codfish schools observed in summer 2003 were composed of much fewer individuals (at most, tens of individuals/school).
Derived from hake, salmon, and codfish, the omega-3s in the new product are incorporated into an artfully blended combination of selected oil varieties during the bottling stage.
Limit ingestion of foods rich in chemicals called purines: liver; seafood such as anchovies, sardines, scallops, codfish, herring, mussels, trout and haddock; and meats such as bacon, turkey, veal and venison.