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As the roasting also develops the flavor, it must be done carefully.

Repeat this frequently while it is roasting; after a while you can baste it with its own fat.

These directions for roasting beef will apply equally to mutton.

A good sized pig will require at least three hours' roasting.

This gravy is by many preferred to that which comes from the goose in roasting.

It will require, according to its size, from two to three hours roasting.

Watch it carefully while roasting, looking at it frequently.

The sweating bodies of the fighters glistened in the roasting sunshine.

A goose should be prepared the same as for roasting, placing it on a stand, and taking care to turn it when it is half done.

Their pots and kettles were boiling, and meat was roasting upon the spits.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to cook by dry heat," from Old French rostir "to roast, burn" (Modern French rôtir), from Frankish *hraustjan (cf. Old High German rosten, German rösten, Middle Dutch roosten "to roast"), originally "cook on a grate or gridiron," related to Germanic words meaning "gridiron, grate;" cf. German Rost, Middle Dutch roost.

Intransitive sense "be very hot, be exposed to great heat" is from c.1300. The meaning "make fun of in an affectionate way" is from 1710. From the same source as roster. Related: Roasted; roasting. Roast beef first recorded 1630s (cf. French rosbif, from English).

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