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- adjective (Cookery) Broiled or fried after being split lengthwise; -- said of eels.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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"Some stewed, some spitchcocked, and the rest in a pie."
Why, them little pirani fishes will be at him in thousands, and there's 'gators enough within fifty yards to make a supper of him as if he was spitchcocked eel.
And so she did, spread the cloth, set two tea-cups, &c., and a capital supper we had, for a fine fowl was spitchcocked.
Try them spitchcocked or stewed, They’re too oily when fried, as Barham says, with his usual good sense.