from The 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.


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  • Aubrey lifted it with the carving-fork, looked at me, and said:

    At Home with the Jardines

  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.

  • 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.

    The Pool in the Desert

  • "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

    Hocken and Hunken

  • She pulled corks from olive-bottles with the carving-fork prongs and bent them backwards.

    Paste Jewels

  • The spoons he couldn't find, but he found a carving-fork and a fish-slice.

    The Magic City

  • And he bit a generous inch off the cold sausage which he had speared with the carving-fork.

    The Magic City

  • 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.

    The Magic City

  • 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.

    Forest Neighbors Life Stories of Wild Animals

  • 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.

    Mother Goose in Prose


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