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.
Snipe are prepared as woodcocks, robins, and other small birds.
There are some woodcocks also in the season, but they are rather scarce.
Roast the woodcocks in the usual way, and catch the trail on a toast.
Take three woodcocks, which must be roasted very under-done.
My pay melted away in fois gras, in woodcocks, in fine wines.