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Very thin crisp toast.
- ‘Food is the cheap, no-sweat, low-achievement route to immortality: Melba toast, Caesar salad, tournedos Rossini, Lea & Perrins.’
- ‘This Rubenesque singer's love of food and her continual struggle to lose weight eventually led to the creation of Melba toast.’
- ‘Hoummos is another favourite, which I like to eat with Melba toast.’
- ‘She would barely eat for months at a time, subsisting on Melba toast, carrots and black coffee.’
Melba toast/ˈmelbə ˌtōst/
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