angels on horseback

Definition of angels on horseback

: oysters wrapped in bacon and skewered, broiled, and served on toast

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First Known Use of angels on horseback

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Angels on horseback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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