Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tray for holding bread.

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Examples

  • The canoe itself is merely a large shallow box, made of rough planks, with sloping prow and stern, more like a bread-tray in shape than anything else I can think of.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

  • Thenceforth at all our dinners a skeleton entered our closet — if an empty bread-tray might be dignified into a skeleton.

    My day : reminiscences of a long life,

  • As Sister Glory White had predicted, I "came down to it" at once and soon learned to perform the usual feminine miracles in the bread-tray and skillets.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

  • Sophie was in place in this old farmhouse, with its dormer windows, with the weaver's loom in the large kitchen, the meat-block by the fireplace, and the big bread-tray by the stove, where the yeast was as industrious as the reapers beyond in the fields.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • He had lived on odds and ends for several days, eatin 'crackers that had bin turned over by revelers in the bread-tray at the bar.

    Artemus Ward

  • The steward saved himself by dropping the bread-tray and grasping the handle of the cabin door.

    Fast in the Ice Adventures in the Polar Regions

  • Aunt Miriam was in high tide of business over a pot of boiling lard, and the enormous bread-tray by the side of the fire was half full of very tempting light-brown cruller, which, however, were little more than a kind of sweet bread for the workmen.

    Queechy

  • She laid the cloth, brought in the bread-tray, and cut a slice from the loaf for her husband, then returned to the kitchen.

    The Queen of Hearts

  • A new clasp-knife with a buckhorn handle lay with the loaf in the bread-tray.

    The Queen of Hearts

  • Aunt Miriam was in high tide of business over a pot of boiling lard, and the enormous bread-tray by the side of the fire was half-full of very tempting light-brown cruller, which, however, were little more than a kind of sweet bread for the workmen.

    Queechy, Volume I

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