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- v. Present participle of roast.
- n. The act by which something is roasted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n., from roast, v.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act denoted by the verb roast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
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But green beans do store well and roasting is a lot of fun.
The transformation from inside-out-chicken (which was disgusting) to almost-normal-looking turkey in roasting pan is amazing.
They use its juice in roasting meat; and, during meals, have grape powder as a pickle.
Once the fire was roaring, Margie expressed her interest in roasting the entire bag of marshmallows, one by one.
Mutton broth is beyond her; and in roasting, she is far from strong.
-- This appears to mean just the same as "roasting" -- to inflict upon any one a castigation _per verbum_ and in good humour.
I know, coals to Newcastle but coffee roasting is an art).
Down a path from the cafe is a shack devoted to coffee roasting, which is done over a wood fire as the beans roll in a crude and very rusty tumbler than reminds me of a big lettuce dryer.
Smoke roasting, which is usually done at low temperatures for a long time can dry out the meat, so putting humidity into the atmosphere can help keep the meat moist.
Neckam mentions the roasting-spit, elsewhere called the roasting-iron; but I fail to detect skewers, though they can hardly have been wanting.