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- n. A type of high-quality bread made from flour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Fine white bread; a loaf of fine bread.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small loaf or roll of the finest white bread; bread made from the finest and whitest wheaten flour.
- n. In heraldry, the representation of a found cake, as a bread, resembling a muffin.
- Used in making manchets (said of flour); also, made of the finest flour.
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Eli even invited him to break a manchet and drink a stoup of wine to give him heart for his journey.
I once saw him try to eat a piece of manchet, but it took him two hours just to gnaw down one bite.
Then he breaks some manchet bread and pulls the white soft crumb inside the crunchy crust.
He shakes his head and spoons himself another bowl of stewed beef and a slice of manchet bread.
He sopped up the last of the gravy with a piece of manchet bread and continued to eat.
That by two manchet-cakes of bread of Tewarij329 did lie!
Percy and Master Thomas Percy had half a loaf of household bread, a manchet, a pottle of beer, a dish of butter, a piece of salt fish, and a dish of sprats or three white herrings; and the nursery breakfast for my lady Margaret and Master Ingram Percy was much the same.
The manchet was sometimes thought to be sufficient without butter, as we now eat a scone.
Chip a manchet very well, and cut it round ways in toasts, then take cream and eight eggs seasoned with sack, sugar, and nutmeg, and let these toasts steep in it about an hour, then fry them in sweet butter, serve them up with plain melted butter, or with butter, sack and sugar as you please.
Grate an old penny loaf, put to it a like quantity of suet shred, a nutmeg grated, a little salt and some currans, then beat some eggs in a little sack and sugar, mix all together, and knead it as stiff as for manchet, and make it up in the form and size of