Luxury (See also Wealth.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Luxury (See also Wealth.)

  1. angora cat behavior suggests self-indulgence. [Animal Symbolism: Jobes, 96]
  2. Babylon ancient city on Euphrates river; famed for its magnificence and culture. [Mid. East. Hist.: NCE, 202]
  3. Cadillac expensive automobile and status symbol. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 83]
  4. Cartier’s jewelry firm founded by Alfred and Louis Cartier in Paris (1898). [Fr. Hist.: EB, 10: 177]
  5. caviar extremely expensive delicacy of sturgeon’s roe; byword for luxurious living. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  6. chauffeur-driven car sign of the high life. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
  7. chinchilla one of the costliest of furs, made into luxurious coats. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  8. Chivas Regal expensive Scotch whisky. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 106]
  9. clover indicates wealth and ease. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 350]
  10. Cockaigne fabled land of luxury and idleness. [Medieval Legend: NCE, 589]
  11. Dom Perignon renowned vintage French champagne. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
  12. fat of the land Pharaoh offers Joseph’s family Egypt’s plenty. [O.T.: Genesis 45:18]
  13. fleshpots of Egypt where Israelites “did eat bread to the full.” [O.T.: Exodus 16:3]
  14. land flowing with milk and honey promised by God to afflicted Israelites. [O.T.: Exodus 3:8; 13:5]
  15. life of Riley easy and troublefree existence. [Am. Usage: c. 1900 song, “Best of the House is None Too Good for Reilly”; TV: “The Life of Riley” in Terrace, II, 26]
  16. Mercedes Benz expensive automobile and status symbol. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 368]
  17. mink coat highly prized fur apparel; traditionally associated with wealthy ladies. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  18. Pullman car comfortable, well-appointed railroad sleeping car named for maker. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 210]
  19. Ritz elegant and luxurious hotel opened in Paris in 1898 by César Ritz; hence, ‘ritzy, putting on the ritz.’ [Fr. Hist.: Wentworth, 429]
  20. Rolls Royce the millionaire’s vehicle. [Trademarks: Brewer Dictionary, 928]
  21. sable fur of this mammal produces luxurious, soft fur coats. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  22. Savoy sumptuous hotel in London; at the time of its opening, it set new standards of luxury. [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 1118]
  23. Schlauraffenland fantastic land of sumptuous pleasures and idleness. [Ger. Legend: Grimm “A Tale of Schlauraffenland”]
  24. silk expensive fabric used in fine clothing. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
  25. Tiffany’s jewelry firm founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany; store in New York caters to the wealthy. [Am. Hist.: EB, 10: 177]