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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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prices. Besides these they have the
moorkulla, akeshon, purrhons, rapphons,
gelehotte, kneeper, which is a kind of snipe,
add the yierper.

Woodcocks breed both in Lapland and
in Sweden as well as other northern
countries. After the breeding season, for a
certain time, the woods of Lapland and Finland
abound with them. These they call in
their language the season-bird, but they
neither destroy nor eat them, judging them
to be unwholesome food, from the
circumstance of their having no crops. It has
been an observation in England, that for
several years past woodcocks have become
remarkably scarce. This may probably be
accounted for in the following manner.
Sweden, like other countries, is making a
gradual progress, in the arts of luxury,
amongst which the indulgence of the palate
takes no undistinguished place. Wild fowl
eggs have of late become a great delicacy
among the inhabitants of that country, who
encourage the boors to find out their nests.
The egg of the woodcock they are
particularly fond of, which is about the size of

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