• Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roasting cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added) "the slow roasting took several hours"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute
    • Roasting a. & n., from Roast v.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Termites are roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa
    • n roasting The act denoted by the verb roast.
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  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.”
  • Confucius
    “Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.”


In literature:

Having roasted a piece as nicely as he could, he hurried down with it to Alice.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
While we cooked the ducks, he roasted a piece of the snake's flesh at the fire, and ate it in preference to them.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
We returned at once with our booty to the camp, when Paddy lost no time in spitting the wombat, and placing it to roast before the fire.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
I will put some steaks to roast and we can eat them in the boat.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
Here we are at home, an' now for a splendid roast.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
A good bone of roast beef or mutton, let all boil till quite tender perhaps two hours.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
And if the potatoes had been cooked a little more and the roast a little less, it wouldn't have been so bad.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
They were a little short in the galley on that trip, so I called up to Bill and he threw the roast down to me.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
His brain must be half roasted already.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
And a great number of oxen were roasted, so that all the people might take part in the rejoicings.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson

In poetry:

"They had no roasted turkey-breast
For dinner; not a scrap
Of gravy, stuffing, and the rest
Saw any hungry chap.
"November" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Does he teach his subjects to roast and bake?
Does he sail about on an inland lake
in a YACHT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
Who could keep a smiling wit,
Roasted so in heart and hide,
Turning on the sun's red spit,
Scorched by love inside?
"Morning Phœnix" by Robert Graves
I thrust it with a hope forlorn,--
I knew what toughness meant,
And sighed that ever I was born
To die of roasting scent.
"A Fowl Affair" by Hattie Howard
Though she's unkind, I'll never drown,
Nor dangle in a rope."
He pinn'd it to the roast meat down,
Converting verse to sop.
"The Lover" by William Hutton
Come, beside a sandy lake,
Feed a fire with stems of grass;
Roasting berries steam and shake —
Talking hours swiftly pass!
"A Lover's Quarrel Among the Fairies" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Tom's Kitchen: Roasted Sweet Potatoes, a Baked Egg , and Parsley/Onion Salad.
Cider-Brined Pork With Roasted Apples and Onions offers a tangy taste of fall.
Three of them, side-by-side, roasting on vertical spikes is a truly imposing spectacle.
Mammoths roasted in prehistoric barbecue pit .
1?2 small butternut squash, roasted until al dente and medium dice.
Serve with toasted pumpkin bread croutonsOr roasted pumpkin seeds.
Cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products now recalled.
ChurchKey serves fire-roasted shishito peppers with an addictive sweet spicy harissa peanut "dippy sauce" for $6.50.
This appetizer of roasted baby pumpkin is served at the Bluegrass restaurant.
The "Bluejay" burger, with blue cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, and roasted horseradish.
From the penitentiary to the presidential race, it's our annual Memorial Day roast of Massachusetts pols.
"You can always judge the quality of a cook or restaurant by roast chicken," Julia Child once wrote.
Chickpea Flour Crêpes With Roasted Pepper, Tomato and Goat Cheese Filling.
393 Farmington Ave, Plainville, will be serving dinner from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm The menu includes turkey, New York sirloin steak, roast duck, and crab stuffed shrimp.
Field Roast Hits It Out Of The Park With New Haute Dogs At Safeco Field.

In science:

Provided the problem of finding bearing lubricants functional in the –80 C winter temperatures can be solved, RICE could be recommissioned as ROAST (“RICE On A STick”) in 2-3 years.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection