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toasting fork

noun
1.
a long-handled fork used for cooking or toasting frankfurters, marshmallows, bread, etc., usually over an open fire.
Origin of toasting fork
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • A hazel twig served us for a toasting fork; and we were soon engaged in one of the pleasantest parts of a hungry traveller's work.

  • He held up the slice on the toasting fork for her inspection.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
  • Although I have tried to learn its use to please you, I don't mean to fight with a toasting fork.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • The poor little man was on the prongs of a toasting fork, and he knew it.

    The Dual Alliance Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Put a piece of fat bacon on a toasting fork, and hold it over the birds, that as it melts it may drop upon them while roasting.

  • A japanned tea cannister resting on a glass tumbler formed the conductor, and the collector was the head of a toasting fork.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • He stuck a slice of bread on a toasting fork, but did not kneel down before the fire for a moment or two.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
  • Close her knee the Harvester knelt on the hearth with his toasting fork.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • Cut the bacon in thin slices, and toast it in a small Dutch oven or on a toasting fork until the fat is transparent.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • A japanned tin tea-canister resting on a glass tumbler formed the conductor, and the collector was the head of a toasting fork.

    Michael Faraday J. H. Gladstone

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