RAGUENEAU (throwing down the carriage cushions): The cushions are stuffed with ortolans!
"Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand
The ortolans are kept in cages, and crammed, until they die of fat, then eaten as dainties.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Bring supper, I say, and let me have a pasty of ortolans.
"The Little Duke Richard the Fearless" by Charlotte M. Yonge
In her present frame of mind Marie would have cooked ortolans for him had he wished for them.
"The Golden Lion of Granpere" by Anthony Trollope
Some persons like slices of bacon tied between them, but the taste of it spoils the flavour of the ortolan.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
These are the "Rail-birds" or "Ortolans" which are annually slaughtered by thousands, for sport and marketing, during their fall migration.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
It was a thousand pities that any one should be hungry; but, for himself, he liked truffles, ortolans, and all good things.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Help me to that ortolan there, and pass the bottle.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Ortolans a la Perigourdine.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
What does our friend ORTOLAN say on this subject?
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various