from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as larding-needle.
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All these noble cooks in their coat-of-arms did bear, in a field gules, a larding-pin vert, charged with a chevron argent.
Cut into long slips the fat of some bacon or salt pork, and insert it all through the surface of the liver by means of a larding-pin.
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.
To ascertain the cooking prick it in the bigger part with a thin larding-pin, but not often, in order not to allow too much juice to escape.
Let them be on horseback, let them be on foot, let them carry a larding-pin, a spit, a sword, or nothing -- what is it to _me? _ "