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oyster fork

a small, three-pronged fork, used especially in eating seafood. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He put down his oyster fork and looked me squarely in the eye.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • I'm your inferior because—because—I can't use an oyster fork.


    Howard Vincent O'Brien
  • Then the soup spoon and then the oyster fork or grape fruit spoon.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • Various articles may be added, such as oyster fork, bouillon spoon, salad fork and so forth.

  • The half-revived convert then put out his tongue, the priest advancing with what looked like an oyster fork in his hand.

  • The oyster fork is the first in the number of the implements placed beside your plate.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • In eating, the oyster fork is the first used, and then one takes the next in order.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • With an oyster fork, the clams may then be removed from the shell, dipped into the liquor and eaten.

    Standard Paper-Bag Cookery

    Emma Paddock Telford
  • Split with a silver knife and use an oyster fork to pick out the meat.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson

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