from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument with which to insert the strips of pork used in larding meat.
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Dip figures, cut from slices of royal custard, or from cooked carrot or turnip, into liquid aspic, and place them on the sides of the mould, to which they will adhere; dip large-sized capers (a larding-needle or skewer is of assistance in this work) in aspic and with them ornament the mould; then fill with aspic and set aside to become fixed.
Before taking it up, try if it is properly done by thrusting a larding-needle in it: if it penetrates easily, it is sufficiently cooked.
Lard the sweet-breads with them in alternate rows of bacon and lemon-peel, drawing them through with a larding-needle.
Put them, one at a time, into the cleft or split end of the larding-needle.
To lard meat or poultry is to introduce into the surface of the flesh, slips of the fat only of bacon, by means of a larding-pin or larding-needle, it being called by both names.