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Other wild ducks and teal may be roasted in about half an hour.

A sharp knife, Babette, for these teal––a duck should be cut, not torn.

The wood-pigeon is large, and the flesh dark coloured: if properly kept, and not over roasted, the flavour is equal to teal.

A teal, from fifteen to twenty minutes; and other birds of this kind, in proportion to their size, a longer or a shorter time.

Governor Berkeley named also brant, shell drake, teal, and blewings.

Take a sarcel or teal, and raise his wings and his legs, and no sauce but only salt.

They've tongues as long as a besom's teal, and fingers as long to poke after 'em.

The chaps on the Teal made torches of paper soaked in paraffin.'

The lakes swarm with mallards, ducks, and a variety of teal.

The lights of a Teal are excellent for adornment, but they have no relation to illumination.

WORD ORIGIN

"small freshwater duck," early 14c., probably from an unrecorded Old English word cognate with Middle Dutch teling "teal," Middle Low German telink, from West Germanic *taili. As the name of a shade of dark greenish-blue like the color patterns on the fowl's head and wings, it is attested from 1923.

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