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 Ben’jamin.Bennaskar. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Benjamin’s Mess.
 
The largest share. The allusion is to the banquet given by Joseph, viceroy of Egypt, to his brethren. “Benjamin’s mess was five times so much as any of theirs” (Gen. xliii. 34).   1
 


 Ben’jamin.Bennaskar. 

 
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