Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fat which falls from meat in roasting; drippings: so called because it forms one of the cook's perquisites.

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Examples

  • Maister Francie? and a wee bit of the diet-loaf, raised wi 'my ain fresh butter, Maister Francie? and no wi' greasy kitchen-fee, like the seedcake down at the confectioner's yonder, that has as mony dead flees as carvy in it.

    St. Ronan's Well

  • But will ye not take anither dish of tea, Maister Francie? and a wee bit of the diet-loaf, raised wi’ my ain fresh butter, Maister Francie? and no wi’ greasy kitchen-fee, like the seedcake down at the confectioner’s yonder, that has as mony dead flees as carvy in it.

    Saint Ronan's Well

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