Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The finest quality of white bread; bread made of the finest flour.

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Examples

  • “Swear by wine and wastel-bread, for these are the props of thy life, thou greedy Southron!” said Dame

    The Monastery

  • And cat what liketh thee of dainty wastel-bread And take what thou mayst get of silver small and bright

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume III

  • "Swear by wine and wastel-bread, for these are the props of _thy_ life, thou greedy Southron!" said Dame Glendinning; -- "a base belly-god, to come here to eat the best, and practise on our lives that give it to him!"

    The Monastery

  • And from all inquiries and investigations she had collected, that Mysie was a dark-eyed, laughter-loving wench, with cherry-cheeks, and a skin as white as her father's finest bolted flour, out of which was made the Abbot's own wastel-bread.

    The Monastery

  • Tibb muttered betwixt her teeth — “And it is the broth for my sick bairn, that maun make room for the dainty Southron’s wastel-bread.

    The Monastery

  • Tibb muttered betwixt her teeth -- "And it is the broth for my sick bairn, that maun make room for the dainty Southron's wastel-bread.

    The Monastery

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