Some very early forks have survived with four prongs (or “tines”), others with three, and a greater number with two.
Press the tines of the fork into the bottom and the sides to dock the pastry.
The extreme number of tines a hart was supposed to bear was thirty-two.
I—er—I think we had better be getting on, Mr. tines, the lady said, at length.
“If I were you I would make them put everything exactly as they found it,” interrupted Mr. tines, severely.
Professor tines had gained his point, however, and was satisfied.
He did not even refer to the subject again, though Professor tines was seen in excited conversation with him.
Now it so happened that Professor tines was just leaving the dormitory.
This may be done by fluting the edge with the fingers or, as shown in Fig. 10, making marks with the tines of a fork.
Andys foot caught in its tines, dragged, tripped, and the boy went flat to the ground.
Old English tind, a general Germanic word (cf. Old High German zint "sharp point, spike," Old Norse tindr "tine, point, top, summit," German Zinne "pinnacle"), of unknown origin.
The slender pointed end of an instrument, such as an explorer used in dentistry.
An instrument usually containing several individual prongs and used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin, into the skin.