Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as toasting-fork, in either sense. Shak., K. John. iv. 3. 99;

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • _ Laugh an thou likest; but put up thy toasting-iron.

    Cromwell

  • And you carry a toasting-iron, like a rat's tail, by your side.

    The Black Tor A Tale of the Reign of James the First

  • The table was set – the coffee was making – and she had him established at the fire with two great plates, a pile of slices of bread, and the toasting-iron.

    Queechy

  • When his sister was married he made her a wedding present of a toasting-iron.

    Captains of Industry or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money

  • The table was set; the coffee was making; and she had him established at the fire with two great plates, a pile of slices of bread, and a toasting-iron.

    Queechy

  • The table was set — the coffee was making — and she had him established at the fire with two great plates, a pile of slices of bread, and the toasting-iron.

    Queechy, Volume I

  • Thus you see I am not altogether blind; but to one of my profession, the eyes you speak of would be merely an incumbrance, liable at any time to be put out by a toasting-iron, or a pitchfork.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 5

  • "I would rather go to sleep," said one of the men, dropping down into the snow; "and if you worry me again, major, I shall stick my toasting-iron into your body."

    Farewell

  • I tell thee, Amelot, were my weapon to cross with yours, never flail sent abroad more chaff than I would make splinters of your hatched and gilded toasting-iron.

    The Betrothed

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.