Toast rack
Toast Toast, n. [OF. toste, or tost['e]e, toasted bread. See {Toast}, v.] 1. Bread dried and browned before a fire, usually in slices; also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted bread into milk, gravy, etc. [1913 Webster]

My sober evening let the tankard bless, With toast embrowned, and fragrant nutmeg fraught. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

2. A lady in honor of whom persons or a company are invited to drink; -- so called because toasts were formerly put into the liquor, as a great delicacy. [1913 Webster]

It now came to the time of Mr. Jones to give a toast . . . who could not refrain from mentioning his dear Sophia. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in honor of whom a health is drunk; hence, also, anything so commemorated; a sentiment, as ``The land we live in,'' ``The day we celebrate,'' etc. [1913 Webster]

{Toast rack}, a small rack or stand for a table, having partitions for holding slices of dry toast. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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