“I used to say that fear is probably the most important concept of feeling,” he said amid the clangor of forks and knives.
Champagne bottles popped, staff members hugged, and diners put down their forks to cheer.
forks in our sense were considered odd until the 17th century, except among Italians.
I love menus and forks and appetizers and the anticipation of desserts.
Spoons are sometimes used with firm puddings,” noted a cookbook of 1887, “but forks are the better style.
Spoons and forks for serving should be placed at the right and left of the dish to be served, or in another convenient position.
Even knives and forks are difficult for beginners to manage.
A peal of merry laughter answered her, and the knives and forks fell to the plates with a clatter.
She'd even bought silver spoons and forks, and kept them in her trunk.
On ascending an eminence captain Clarke saw the forks of the river and sent the hunters up.
Old English forca "forked instrument used by torturers," a Germanic borrowing (cf. Old Norse forkr) from Latin furca "pitchfork; fork used in cooking," of uncertain origin.
Table forks were not generally used in England until 15c. The word is first attested in this sense in English in a will of 1463, probably from Old North French forque (Old French furche, Modern French fourche), from the Latin word. Of rivers, from 1753; of roads, from 1839.
"to divide in branches, go separate ways" (early 14c.), from fork (n.). Related: Forked; forking. The slang verb phrase fork up (or out) "give over" is from 1831.
Fingers: Get your forks off that (1848+)