EMEDD Citations for "rastelier"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. rastelier (French entry by Randle Cotgrave 1611)

    Rastelier: m. A Racke, to put Hay etc.in; also, the staulke, or steale of a Grape; also, a row of pegs, or woodden pinnes, to hang things on. Couvrir leur rastelier. To couer their gaping mouthes (which otherwise would discouer a thinne, or ill fauored sett of teeth.) Hausser le rastelier (viz. le bec, ou le nez) a. Scornfully to cast vp the head at. Tout se trouve au rastelier de cuisine: Prov. All things are, at the length, discouered, or brought vpon the Stage.

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