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caviare “to the general,” HAMLET, ii. 2. 430. Caviare is the roe of a kind of sturgeon, and of other fish, pickled, salted, and dried, which came, and still comes, from Russia. Hamlet means that the play in question was of too high a relish for the palates of the multitude.

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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
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