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Re: Period Vegetarian

Poster: "Stephanie M. Thorson" <smt2@st-andrews.ac.uk>

On Sat, 7 Feb 1998 mn13189@wcuvax1.wcu.edu wrote:

> If I remember right one f the English bestiaries (from 12th cent., I
> believe) made mention f a type of bird that was considered a fish, not
> meat, because it bred at sea, or such was the belief.  Anyway, it was
> justified somehow that this bird was not meat, and therefore could be
> eaten on Fridays.  If anyone is interested it probably would not be too
> hard for me to find that information again.
> Aye,
> Eogan

That would be the barnacle goose.  T.H. White's charming translation of
_The Book of Beasts_ (available from Dover) should include it.

Stephanie M. Thorson			|  SCA: Lady Alianora Munro
Dept. of Scottish History		|  Clan White Wing
University of St Andrews		|  Tarkhan, Khanate Red Lion

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