from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of carver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A carver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Obsolete form of carver.


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  • Principall tabill, and ther honestly and clenly avoyde and withdrawe all the servise of the high table. [d]  ther-to the kerver muste be redy, and redely have a voyder to geder in all the broke brede, trenchours, cromys lying upon the tabill; levyng none other thyng save the salte-seler, hole brede (yf any be lefte), and cuppys.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Thenne the kerver shall take into his hande on or ij loves, and bere hem to the syde-tabill ende, and ther pare hem quarter on first, and bring hym hole to-geder, and cowche ij of the beste before the sovrayne, and to others by ij or on after ther degree.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • [a]  the kerver muste avoyde and take uppe the service of the first cours, -- begynnyng at the lowest mete first, -- and [b]  all broke cromys, bonys, & trenchours, before the secunde cours and servise be served.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • The connyng {e} of a kerver {e}, specially/of þat y wold lerne fayne all {e} þese co {n} nyng {es} to haue/y say yow in certayñ,

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • To m {er} shall {e}/sew {e} r {e} [278] and kerver {e} þey must allowte allwey, 1208 to teche hym̅ of his office/þe credence hym to prey: þus shall {e} he not stond in makyng {e} of his credence in no fray.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Thenne the kerver or sewer most asserve [A] every disshe in his degre, after order and course of servise as folowith: first, mustard and brawne, swete wyne shewed therto. [

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • ‘The kerver at the boarde, after the King is passed it, may chese for hymself one dyshe or two, that plentie is among ....

    Early English Meals and Manners


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