One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A smooth rich paste made from fatted goose or duck liver.
- ‘It includes 5,000 oysters, more than 1,000 lb of lobster and other shellfish, buckets of caviar and piles of pâté de foie gras.’
- ‘The assistant would look at them as if they were trying to order pâté de foie gras at a pavement café in the Darfur region.’
- ‘Billions more were spent stuffing already-bloated intelligence agencies like geese being prepared for pâté de foie gras and cranking up the megawatts snapping and crackling through the wires to the nation's military Frankenstein.’
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