turnspit

Part of speech: noun

One who turns a spit; a menial.

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Usage examples "turnspit":

  1. He was usually appointed to the honorable office of turnspit, when there was anything to roast, which was not often; for, to do the brothers justice, they were hardly less sparing upon themselves than upon other people. - "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester.
  2. He was usually appointed to the honourable office of turnspit, when there was anything to roast, which was not often; for, to do the brothers justice, they were hardly less sparing upon themselves than upon other people. - "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know", Various.
  3. Look at the liver chestnut the groom is riding- there's the horse for my money- so long and so low- a regular turnspit, and equal to any weight. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.