Pie

One crust or two, sweet or savory – you just can’t lose with a pie!

May I direct you to the wonderful discussion of Pie v Tart  by the amazing and talented chef Heath Dill?  Here it is, snuggled into his Apple Tart Recipe With Gandalf’s Rune.  His whole web site entices me – and I’ve been lucky enough to taste his wares at a Hobbit Feast!  I hope you’ll enjoy his free recipes and support his work.

  • 02.060 and we might make a pie,” said Bert.
  • 09.063 and a pie that did not belong to him.

Store

From Old French estor.

  • 09.011 from store or table
  • 11.001 and the rest was made into a store under a tent,
  • 11.002 Indeed their stores had no need of any guard,
  • 11.016 and such stores
  • 12.025 and all our stores lost,’
  • 12.027 and bundles of stores,
  • 12.033 Luckily they had saved enough of their stores
  • 12.039 to go back to the store by the river
  • 14.042 but great store of goods he sent ahead by water.
  • 15.027 not far from where the rest of their stores had been left.
  • 17.034 They had brought with them a great store of supplies;

“store, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 28 June 2016.

Sweet

Yet another example of a word which did not seem to be a food word when I previously read past it, but is now that I’m in Chapter 8!

  • 01.070 and sweet that Bilbo forgot everything else,
  • 07.025 and wide stretches of short white sweet honey-smelling clover.
  • 08.100 I am far more sweet than other meat,
  • 13.044 and the air smelt sweeter.
  • 15.033 and of sweet music;

Juice

In its first meaning, of vegetables and fruits, but in its second meaning – an its Latin origin – relevant also to animals.

  • 05.048 Is it juicy?
  • 08.082 but I’ll wager there is good juice inside.’
  • 08.104 to see which was the juiciest to eat.

“juice, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 28 June 2016.

Commons

Now I finally understand a college dining commons!

at Oxford (c1891), a definite portion of victuals supplied from the college buttery or kitchen, at a regular charge…

In wider sense: Rations, allowance of victuals; daily fare.

  • 8.049 even after weeks of short commons.

“commons, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 28 June 2016.

Taste

Wow!  The oldest meaning of “taste” is “touch”!  I kid thee not, here’s the OED.

1. The sense of touch, feeling (with the hands, etc.); the act of touching, touch.

  • 05.015 at least a tasty morsel it’d make us, gollum!’
  • 08.007 it proved horrible to taste,
  • 09.023 and taste the new wine that has just come in.
  • 09.024 I’ll taste with you,
  • 09.045 Come give us a taste of your sleeping-draught before we fall to!
  • 12.062 (and taste)
  • 13.009 and the taste of vapour was on his tongue.
  • 15.059 and being besieged inside it was not at all to his taste.
  • 19.020 I suppose this is the first taste of it.’

“taste, n.1.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 28 June 2016.

Hart

Greatly to my surprise, this is a common word, in the 4,000s of our frequency list.

a. The male of the deer, esp. of the red deer; a stag; spec. a male deer after its fifth year.

  • 07.133 Sometimes Bilbo saw the horns of the harts
  • 08.030 when the hart bore down on him,
  • 08.032 and look for the hart,
  • 08.033 a hind and fawns as snowy white as the hart had been dark.

 

“hart, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 28 June 2016.