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European reference to softwood-trenchers; {Early tableware was a wide softwood plank carved with shallow indentations for various food servings: When filled with appetizing, sumptuous portions it was referred, Festive Board

When meal was concluded, My Grand Father would remove the portable 'trenchers', scrape, scour, and wash them, then set them out-to-dry, to await the next meal.

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