Wastel
Wastel Was"tel, n. [OF. wastel, gastel, F. g[^a]teau, LL. wastellus, fr. MHG. wastel a kind of bread; cf. OHG. & AS. wist food.] A kind of white and fine bread or cake; -- called also {wastel bread}, and {wastel cake}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Roasted flesh or milk and wasted bread. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The simnel bread and wastel cakes, which were only used at the tables of the highest nobility. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wastel — Wastel(Wastl)m 1.RufnamedesHundes.EigentlichKoseformdesVornamensSebastian.Bayrundösterr,seitdem19.Jh. 2.Polizeibeamter.ImSinnedesVorhergehendenistwohlderSpürhundgemeint.Österr,1930ff. 3.Gefängnisaufseher.⇨Zerberus.Österr,1930ff.… …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • Wastel — *1. Das is a Wast l. (Böhmisch Friedland.) Von einem ungewöhnlich beleibten Menschen. Man sagt auch: Er ist eine dicke Wast l. In Strasburg, im Münsterthal und im Sundgau die Bezeichnung für Stolle; auch Waschle. Hohe, oben viereckige Milchwecke …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Wastel — Bread made from the finest flour. There were three degrees or qualities of wheat, best, second, and third. Wastel has nothing to do with waste. [< OldFr. guastel] Cf. Assize; Pillory; Simnel bread; Torteau …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • wastel — sb. == cake of fine flour. HD. 779 …   Oldest English Words

  • wastel — was·tel …   English syllables

  • wastel — /wostsl/ A standard of quality of bread, made of the finest white flour. Cocket bread was slightly inferior in quality. The statute of 1266 mentions seven kinds of bread …   Black's law dictionary

  • wastel — …   Useful english dictionary

  • wastel bread — Wastel Was tel, n. [OF. wastel, gastel, F. g[^a]teau, LL. wastellus, fr. MHG. wastel a kind of bread; cf. OHG. & AS. wist food.] A kind of white and fine bread or cake; called also {wastel bread}, and {wastel cake}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Roasted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wastel cake — Wastel Was tel, n. [OF. wastel, gastel, F. g[^a]teau, LL. wastellus, fr. MHG. wastel a kind of bread; cf. OHG. & AS. wist food.] A kind of white and fine bread or cake; called also {wastel bread}, and {wastel cake}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Roasted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wastel bread — ˈwästəl noun or wastel cake Etymology: Middle English wastel breed, from wastel wastel bread (from Old North French, from the Germanic source of Old French gastel cake) + …   Useful english dictionary

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