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QUERY: Hares stuffed with nettles

Posted on by royvickery |

In F.T. Elworthy’s West Somerset Word Book, London, 1888: 210, he states: ‘A hare ought to be carefully drawn [disembowelled] and the body stuffed with nettles [Urtica dioica]’. Can anyone suggest a reason for this practice?

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