Waferer


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Wa´fer`er


n.1.A dealer in the cakes called wafers; a confectioner.
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& AL vitallarius, vitellarius, vitularius] 'a seller of food or food and drink; a trader in foodstuffs; one who supplies or tries to supply an armed force or expedition with food and drink or other necessary provisions; one who outfits a naval vessel with supplies of food and drink or other provisions' 1384 MED); Wafrer 1212, 1255, 1301, Waverer 1227, Wafrur 1250, Wajror 1255, Waffrour 1316, Wafrour 1336, Waferer 1340, Wafenour 1426 (waferer [AF waferer, waf(f)rer, ONF wauf(f)rier; also cp.
In other words, by marking Aristorius's sale of the Host as the moment at which the Host enters commercial circulation, the play cordons off consideration of the obley's prior social history as a circulated commodity, namely a wheaten wafer, the product of several hands: the farmer's, the miller's, the waferer's.
While the wafers could be made by priests, they also were purchased, presumably from "waferers" or those in possession of bakingirons.
In England a distinct group of artisans separate from the Bakers' guild known as 'waferers' produced the secular wafers traditionally served at the end of elaborate dinners and on special occasions; (65) whether or not they produced wafers meant for consecration is unclear.
(77) It seems unlikely that the York Bakers would feature in their pageant the work of unskilled and unenfranchised waferers or of women assisting their parish priests.
For a discussion of waferers employed by noble houses, see Richard Rastall, 'The Waferers', in 'Secular Musicians in Late Medieval England', PhD thesis (Victoria University, 1968), 187-90.
See also Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Pardoner's Tale': 'And right anon thanne comen tombesteres / Fetys and smale, and yonge frutesteres, / Syngeres with harpes, baudes, wafereres, / Whiche been the verray develes officeres / To kyndle and blowe the fyr of lecherye, / That is annexed unto glotonye'.
Sold by street vendors and named Waferers in England and Gaufriers in France, the then wafers, soon to become waffles, were catching on like a house on fire.