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Roaster   /rˈoʊstər/   Listen

A harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment).
A cook who roasts food.
Flesh of a large young chicken over 3 1/2 lb suitable for roasting.
A special cooking pan for roasting.

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"Roaster" Quotes from Famous Books

... numerous train of serving-men, kitchen-boys, and scullions. There was the maitre d'hotel, or housekeeper, who attended to purchases and to storing the food; the chief cook, for soups, hors d'oeuvre, entrees, and entremets; the pastry-cook, with general charge of the oven; the roaster, who fattened the poultry and larded the meat before he put the turnspit dog into the wheel; an Italian confectioner for sweet dishes; and a butler to look after the wine. Bread was usually brought from the bakers, even to great houses, and was charged for by keeping tally with notches ...
— The Eve of the French Revolution • Edward J. Lowell

... we shrink a hundred times from inflicting the blow. At last, somewhat in the spirit of Charles Lamb's Chinaman who invented roast pig, and discovered that the sole method of roasting it was to burn down a house in order to consume the adjacent pig-sty, and thus cook the roaster in the flames,—we hit upon an artifice by which we could dispense with Giovanna, and keep an easy conscience. We had long ceased to dine at home, in despair; and now we resolved to take another house, in which there were other servants. But even then, it was a ...
— Venetian Life • W. D. Howells

... with all my heart unto God, crying, Lord God, help me! Lord God, save me! Lord God, take me out of this pain and hellish torture, wherein these traitorous dogs detain me for my sincerity in the maintenance of thy law! The roaster or turnspit fell asleep by the divine will, or else by the virtue of some good Mercury, who cunningly brought Argus into a sleep for all his hundred eyes. When I saw that he did no longer turn me in roasting, ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... watched the cobbler at his trade, The man who slices lemons into drink, The coffee-roaster's brazier, and the boys That volunteer to help him turn its winch. He glanced o'er books on stalls with half an eye, And fly-leaf ballads on the vendor's string, And broad-edged bold-print posters ...
— The Poetry Of Robert Browning • Stopford A. Brooke

... roaster up; and if I like it, I will buy it, though I must confess that I am not ...
— Roughing it in the Bush • Susanna Moodie

... and roaster, two qualities that can never be acquired by observation nor yet by labor, soon surpassed Fanchette. In making herself a cordon-bleu she was thinking of Jean-Jacques's comfort; though she was, ...
— The Celibates - Includes: Pierrette, The Vicar of Tours, and The Two Brothers • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Roaster" :   wit, pan, cooking pan, chicken, volaille, humour, Oven Stuffer Roaster, Oven Stuffer, wittiness, roast, baster, witticism, humor, critic, cook, poulet

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