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toast 1

v. toast·ed, toast·ing, toasts
v. tr.
1. To heat and brown (bread, for example) by exposure to radiant heat.
2. To warm thoroughly, as before a fire: toast one's feet.
v. intr.
To become toasted: This bread toasts well.
1. Sliced bread heated and browned.
2. Slang One that is doomed, in trouble, or unworthy of further consideration.

[Middle English tosten, from Old French toster, from Vulgar Latin *tostāre, frequentative of Latin torrēre, to parch, burn; see ters- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

toast 2

a. The act of raising a glass and drinking in honor of or to the health of a person or thing.
b. A proposal to drink to someone or something or a speech given before the taking of such a drink.
c. The one honored by a toast.
2. A person receiving much attention or acclaim: the toast of Broadway.
v. toast·ed, toast·ing, toasts
To drink to the health or honor of.
To propose or drink a toast.

[Perhaps from toast (from the use of spiced toast to flavor drinks).]
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the act of raising a toast
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Noun1.toasting - cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grilltoasting - cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
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Do have toast for tea, Polly, and let me make it with the new toasting fork; it 's such fun to play cook."
Butter the slice as normal, but sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before toasting. The cinnamon, sugar and butter will melt together creating a perfect, fast treat that can be enjoyed at breakfast or as a snack.
According to Ngande, preparation and toasting of pumpkin seeds is an easier task as it just requires one to be extra careful when picking seeds that are ready for toasting and forgo those which are stale musty in appearance.
The pop-up toaster comes in 2-slice and 4-slice types and is specifically designed for toasting bread slices.
Jean-Charles Vicard created Vicard Generation 7 barrels with the goal of eliminating variability by using precise tannin content determination and computer-controlled toasting. With his newest barrel, Ovonum, Vicard has turned his attention to shape and form to create a barrel based on The Golden Ratio: Phi, 1.618.
There are five festively fun designs in each pack: Ugly Christmas Sweater, Santa Putting the Merry in Christmas with wine, Santa's Little Helper, Merry Christmas Lights and Santa and Rudolph Toasting in front of a Christmas Tree.
With features such as a crumb tray at the base of the toaster, a defrost option, toast rack or bun warmer, and cancel function, this toaster makes toasting everything from a slice of bread to a waffle, super easy!
It currently needs a bit of tweaking but we'll let you know when it's available for toasting heaven!
Well, here is the mathematical formula for toasting a perfect slice.
An update of a simple, yet tasty cheese sandwich recipe, Yankee 2 Cheese & Onion Toasties variety enhances these complementary savoury flavours through toasting, with no artificial additives in the filling.
STABLE staff will be toasting Goodwood today, as the track's new policy of providing staff with free tea and coffee - and toast - kicks in.