And was "tost" the kind of toast you eat or the kind you drink?
The vessel was tost in such a hurricane, that she could not feel her helm.
Their talk did me perplex, All night I tumbled and tost; and thought of railroad specs, and how money was won and lost.
tost them exceeding dry before the fire, so that they be yellow.
I am sure there is no longer any great pleasure living in this Country, so tost with perpetual Alarms as it is.
At the first view, he crouched to the earth, then came on us, bounding like a tost foot-ball.
While others have an anchor cast within the veil, these men are driven by the wind and tost.
But "my state is so tost and weather-beaten, that it hath nowe no anchor-holde left to cleave unto."
He becomes restless as the ocean, impelled by every contrary wind, and tost about by every sportive billow.
And he was tost and driven about through the livelong night till, in utter weariness, he fell on the floor and slept.
c.1500, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian tossa "to strew, spread"). Related: Tossed; tossing. Food preparation sense (with reference to salad, etc.) is recorded from 1723. The noun meaning "an act of throwing" is first recorded 1650s. Tosspot "heavy drinker" is from 1560s. Toss-up "even matter" first recorded 1809, from earlier sense of "a flipping of a coin to arrive at a decision" (c.1700). Tosser as a term of contempt in British slang is recorded from 1977, probably from slang toss off "masturbate" (1969); cf. jerk (n.).