Every sportsman knows that woodcocks are here to-day, gone to-morrow.
Plovers and snipes may be dressed precisely as directed for the woodcocks.
Take three woodcocks, underdone, and cut them into neat portions.
There were woodcocks and pheasants in the woods; there were hares, snipes, and rabbits on the moor.
If the woodcocks are thin roast them with a bard of bacon over.