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 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 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

  • 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… …   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 cake — noun see wastel bread …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /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

  • Simnel bread — Bread made with finest flour. There were two kinds of simnel, a superior or royal simnel and a salt simnel. Such breads were also quite large. A superior simnel would feed four men; a salt only two men. A loaf was intended for one man, as part of …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • After the flesh — Flesh Flesh (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An arm of flesh — Flesh Flesh (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blowfly — Flesh Flesh (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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