from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In assaying, a round shallow dish of fire-clay ware, about 2–6 inches in diameter, used to roast a sample of pulverized ore (burning off sulphur, etc.) preparatory to assaying.
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Put a little water, or, for choice, clear stock, upon the roasting-dish and pour it over the fillet.
Place in a roasting-dish and roast for an hour - watching it does not burn - then turn down the oven to 90C/gas mark ¼, add two glasses of water and roast for about 24 hours.