Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large fork used to hold meat while it is being carved, and generally provided with a guard to prevent cutting the hand if the knife slips.
“Aubrey lifted it with the carving-fork, looked at me, and said:”
“All this time Meynell had keenly watched the play; he had risen from the sofa noiselessly, taken a large carving-fork from the supper table, and, unobserved by any of the excited players, stood behind the dealer's chair; his thin lips firmly compressed, and the fork grasped in his right hand, he leant over the table.”
“From these appearances twenty years had taught me to fly to any burrow, but your dinner-table offers no retreat; you are hoist, so to speak, on your own carving-fork.”
“Education!" echoed Mrs Bosenna in a high tone of contempt and with a half vicious dig of her carving-fork into the breast of a goose that”
“She pulled corks from olive-bottles with the carving-fork prongs and bent them backwards.”
“The spoons he couldn't find, but he found a carving-fork and a fish-slice.”
“And he bit a generous inch off the cold sausage which he had speared with the carving-fork.”
“And now, sitting out in the good sunshine, and growing less and less hungry as he plied fish-slice and carving-fork, his mind went back to his dream, which began to seem more and more real.”
“Flanking them were the canines, very long and slender, and very sharply pointed, thrusting themselves into the meat like the tines of a carving-fork, and tearing it away in great shreds.”
“Although the King had already eaten heartily, he smacked his lips when he saw this tempting dish, and picking up the carving-fork he pushed it quickly into the pie.”
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