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1. unpleasant. 2. bleed. Sent Soví instructs that the peacocks, pheasants or capons being prepared for cooking should be bleed from a vein in the mouth instead of the ear at sunset. The Harleian MS4016 states to cut the swan’s month in the direction of the brain to let it bleed prior to cooking, to save the blood for giblet chowder and to bleed crane, heron and pheasant in the same way.
It continues to state that goats were slit in the neck and left to bleed to death. Pigs’ aortas are severed to bleed them to death. Fresh lamprey were bleed to death in their own blood by placing them in a vessel and sticking two fingers into the naval. Kosher methods of the Jews included bleeding cows to death and removing all the blood from meats for consumption. Humans were bleed to balance the humours. [Anderson. 1962:78:81; Anón/Grewe. 1982:I:62]