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toasting fork

a long-handled fork used for cooking or toasting frankfurters, marshmallows, bread, etc., usually over an open fire.
Origin of toasting fork
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "He isn't in," said one of the brewers, looking up from his toasting-fork.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • Near the stove hung a gridiron, a frying-pan, a toasting-fork, and a pair of bellows.

    Trilby George Du Maurier
  • His consisted of a bird-cage and a toasting-fork, I believe; mine, of an easel and a boot-jack.

  • And it took all our planningness to do without a toasting-fork.

    The Boys and I Mrs. Molesworth
  • I challenged him, though I was more at home with a toasting-fork than a sword.

    The Duke's Motto Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • And if it was a toasting-fork, you'd go into brass and do yourself no credit.

    Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  • The familiar threat ended abruptly, and Mrs. Tregennis turned away, put down the toasting-fork and filled the kettle at the sink.

    Tommy Tregennis Mary Elizabeth Phillips
  • toasting-fork, a regulation sword, indicative of the general uselessness of that weapon.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • As for Alice, she remained standing; she showed no nervousness except in her handling of the toasting-fork.

  • It is a toasting-fork in the form of a dog, to whose breast a ring is attached for holding a plate.

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