American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Trencher

TRENCH’ER, n. A wooden plate. Trenchers were in use among the common people of New England till the revolution.

1. The table.

2. Food; pleasures of the table.

It would be no ordinary declension that would bring some men to place their summum bonum upon their trenchers.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Trencher," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DLBAZTWDBKA84VV.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Trencher." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 24 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DLBAZTWDBKA84VV.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Trencher' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 24 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DLBAZTWDBKA84VV.