A knife or fork with horizontal handles does not sit naturally in the curved structure of a trencher or a pottage bowl.
We have three trencher bowls, and another larger one in which all the food is placed.
Josephine whipped her hand off his palm, where it lay like cream spilt on a trencher.
As if the entrance of Mr. Brandon had been the signal for him to bolt, he put on his trencher and turned to the door.
We may also notice that the Bishop is honoured with a horn and a trencher to himself.
If he ate alone, he had a book by his trencher of dry bread rarely garnished with relishes.
If you're eating for honour, you mustn't leave anything on the trencher.'
But trencher had quit looking that way and was looking another way.
One of the most important articles for setting the table was the trencher.
I feel like eating all that myself;' and, trencher on knee, they dined with real backwood appetites.
c.1300, "wooden platter on which to cut meat," from Anglo-French trenchour, from Old North French trencheor "a trencher," literally "a cutting place," from Old French trenchier "to cut" (see trench).