- roaring twenties,
- roasting ear,
- rob peter to pay paul,
- rob roy
Origin of roasting
verb (used with object)
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Origin of roast
Examples from the Web for roasting
Finish the sauce by putting the roasting pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The smells of roasting maize, diesel fumes, and floral soap from the streets of Harare are still seared into my brain.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After roasting, hand-grinding the beans and seeping the grinds, he hands out steaming cups.
Yes, Gatto said, Valle spoke of trussing his victims with rope and roasting them in an oven or on an outsized spit.
Aside from the labor-heavy recipe for roasting the turkey, the stuffing recipe is a feat even for accomplished chefs.
Coffee loses weight during the roasting process, the loss varying according to the degree of roasting and the nature of the bean.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
Pack the roasting pieces, which you do not want soon, in a barrel of snow, and set it where it will not melt.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
Do not use a tough chicken for roasting; one a year old is about right.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
Staggering out again blind and roasting, he fell on the pave, and was carried off, but with the purse intact.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
Have ready in a roasting pan six tablespoonfuls of fat reserved from the drippings from the roast of beef.Stevenson Memorial Cook Book|Various
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Word Origin for roast
late 13c., "to cook by dry heat," from Old French rostir "to roast, burn" (Modern French rôtir), from Frankish *hraustjan (cf. Old High German rosten, German rösten, Middle Dutch roosten "to roast"), originally "cook on a grate or gridiron," related to Germanic words meaning "gridiron, grate;" cf. German Rost, Middle Dutch roost.
Intransitive sense "be very hot, be exposed to great heat" is from c.1300. The meaning "make fun of in an affectionate way" is from 1710. From the same source as roster. Related: Roasted; roasting. Roast beef first recorded 1630s (cf. French rosbif, from English).
early 14c., "meat roasted or for roasting;" see roast (v.). Meaning "a roasting" is from 1580s. Sense of "an unmerciful bantering" is from 1740.