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Escargatoire

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Escárgatoire. n.s. [French.] A nursery of snails.

At the Capuchins I saw escargatoires, which I took the more notice of, because I do not remember to have met with any thing of the same kind in other countries. It is a square place boarded in, and filled with a vast quantity of large snails that are esteemed excellent food, when they are well dressed. Add.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408)

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