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~ Saturday, August 31, 2002

A list of Elizabethan verbs proper to the serving and carving of meats.

Lift that Swan
Rear that Goose
Dismember that Hern
Unbrace that Mallard
Unlace that Coney
Allay that Pheasant
Wing that Partridge
Display that Quail
Unjoynt that Bittern
Unlatch that Curlew
Break that Egript
Thigh that Woodcock

from The Accomplisht Cook by Robert May; reprinted in A Word in Your Ear by Ivor Brown (1942)

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