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The reed-bird—in the West Indies called “ortolan”—is also found in the same markets with the canvas-back.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
There is a small bird called the ortolan, which is highly esteemed by the Italian gourmands.The Art of Stage Dancing|Ned Wayburn
I will complain no more, my son,” said Lamme, rising up: “the herring is ortolan; malvoisie is small beer to free hearts.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
An ortolan thus fed is a perfect ball of most delicious fat, weighing about three ounces.The Natural History of Cage Birds|J. M. Bechstein
The Ortolan is considered sufficiently fat when it is a handful, and is judged by feeling it, and not by appearance.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.|John Timbs