SPIT , a rotating
See also:bar for roasting
See also:game or poultry . A spit usually has one or more prongs to which the meat is fixed; in the case of a
See also:basket-spit it is enclosed in an oblong basket of iron
See also:wire . The old
See also:form of spit was fixed on hooks or upon rachets on the
See also:dogs; at one end of the bar is a grooved
See also:wheel for a chain connected with a
See also:jack in the
See also:chimney, or some similar contrivance for turning the spit so that every
See also:surface of the meat is exposed to the fire in turn . The jack was sometimes turned by a boy or a small
See also:dog trained for the purpose, the boy and the dog were equally known as turn-spits . The spits, when not in use, were placed in a spit-
See also:rack over the fireplace . These
See also:primitive arrangements eventually gave place to a combined spit and
See also:mechanical roasting-jack, which was fixed to a small
See also:crane projecting from the mantelpiece . The jack, which was largely of brass, rotated when
See also:wound up, and the meat was hung below it immediately in front of the fire, and the
See also:gravy and dripping were caught in a large shallow
See also:pan with a high
See also:screen to prevent the diffusion of
See also:heat . The almost universal employment in England of closed kitcheners has thrown all forms of spits and jacks into disuse, but in old-fashioned kitchens they are still sometimes seen . The more
See also:ancient forms of roasting apparatus are now much sought after by collectors .
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