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338. Hospitality

  1. Abigail undoes husbands unneighborliness with fare for Davids troops. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:2327]
  2. Abraham graciously receives and treats three wayfarers. [O.T.: Genesis 18:115]
  3. Acestes Sicilian king; entertains Aeneas. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
  4. Alcandre Polybus wife; entertains Helen and Menelaus on their way home from Troy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey ]
  5. Bailley, Harry Mr. Congeniality. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales ]
  6. Boniface jovial innkeeper; name became generic for restaurateur. [Br. Drama: The Beaux Stratagem; Espy, 129]
  7. fatted calf, the best calf killed for feast to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]
  8. Gatsby, Jay character who serves nothing but the best to his guests. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby ]
  9. Glorious Appollers, the known for their cordiality and sociability. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop ]
  10. Julian the Hospitaler set up famed hospice for weary travelers. [Medieval Romance: Hall, 181]
  11. Lot treated and feted two disguised angels. [O.T.: Genesis, 19:13]
  12. Lycus by hospitably entertaining Hercules, earned his gratitude and military assistance. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 156]
  13. oak symbol of graciousness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  14. Phaeacians island people befriend and aid both Odysseus and the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 780]
  15. Philemon and Baucis poor couple welcomes disguised gods refused by rich households. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses ]

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hospitality

hos·pi·tal·i·ty / ˌhäspiˈtalitē/ • n. the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. • adj. denoting a suite or room in a hotel where visitors are entertained, typically at a convention: liquor flowed most freely in the hospitality suites of thirteen candidates. ∎  relating to or denoting the business of housing or entertaining visitors: the hospitality industry.

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