from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cheese-pale.
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"What's this, Henchard," said Alderman Tubber, applying his thumb to the corn-factor like a cheese-taster.
Near the base is one of those symmetrically scooped-out hollows which are such a striking peculiarity of the formation here, and which suggest to the irreverent that a cheese-taster of prehistoric dimensions must have been brought to bear upon the rocks when their consistency was about the same as that of fresh gruyère.
Henchard, "said Alderman Tubber, applying his thumb to the corn-factor like a cheese-taster.