from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large fork with several prongs and a long handle, for toasting bread at an open fire.
  • n. A sword.


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  • She placed on the table a glass of new milk, a plate of something which looked not unlike leather, and a utensil which resembled a toasting-fork.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • But gradually all I could see, above the elbow, where the bite had been, was very clear, transparent skin, with very firm sweet flesh below, and three little blue marks as far asunder as the prongs of a toasting-fork, and no deeper than where a twig has chafed the peel of a waxen apple.

    Lorna Doone

  • Here, let me toast you some cheese-there is only one toasting-fork.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • You wait till he runs off with your toasting-fork again!

    Five Go To Demon's Rock

  • He had produced a toasting-fork from his study, and set Tom to toast the sausages, while he mounted guard over their butter and potatoes.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • 'Angela,' she began, putting a piece of bread on to the toasting-fork, 'Angela, I've brought your mending back.

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • If you are going to make only a slice or two, take the toasting-fork, but if you want a plateful, take the wire broiler.

    A Little Cook Book for a Little Girl

  • Whereupon the somewhat awkward, shy lad on the hearth laid down knife and toasting-fork, and came towards her.

    The Heiress of Wyvern Court

  • Philippe has him on a toasting-fork, and Lord John Russell hangs him on

    The History of "Punch"

  • In another corner, Max discovered a rusty gridiron and sauce-pan, a small iron pot and a toasting-fork, upon which he pounced with the eagerness of a miser lighting upon hidden treasures.

    The Island Home


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