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Synonyms for gizzard

thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food

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Many modern-day birds, which merely gulp their food because they have no teeth and can't chew, swallow stones that help grind grain, seeds, and vegetation in the creatures' gizzards. In ostriches, the muscle contractions in this gastric mill occur two to three times per minute, says Oliver Wings of Germany's University of Bonn.
Thread 2 or 3 pieces liver, gizzard, and heart onto each skewer.
But once again the beloved Mang Larry's Isawan is feeling the heat and may have to take its menu of skewered gizzards and intestines elsewhere on the campus, after the UP Swimming Varsity Team complained about the smoke affecting the athletes' daily practice.
Some farmers even claim magpies kill lambs, pulling at the remains of the umbilical cord and pecking for gizzards with their sharp-bladed bills.
Items on the menu inincluded giblet soup, nutty gizzards, stuffed roast heart, liver and Leopold Bloom's favourite dish of fried kidney.
Using a biochemical approach, they purified caveolae from smooth muscle cells of chicken gizzards. These chambers were rich in proteins that use a specific chemical anchor (called glycosylphosphatidylinositol or GPI) to stick to the cell membrane, the Dallas researchers note.
North Vietnamese Chicken Soup Dinner (Bun Thang) 3 quarts regular-strength chicken broth 1 broiler-fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 lb.), cut up Fish sauce or soy sauce 1/4 cup dry black fungus (cloud ears or wood ears), optional Water 1/4 pound chicken hearts or gizzards 1 tablespoon salad oil 1/2 pound bean sprouts 1 cup cilantro (coriander) springs 4 whole green onions, thinly sliced Noodles (directions follow) Egg strips (recipe follows) Seasoning sauce (see cabbage roll soup recipe, preceding) 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup minced cilantro
This Michelin-recommended eatery specialises in street foods such as crispy pork intestines and chicken gizzards. Be awed when you give your order a good drizzle of homemade sauce and mustard!
"Yet in the first scene he was surrounded by dead pigeons and chicken's gizzards. He was horrified!"
Healers concocted an elaborate remedy for Aztec rulers who complained of tiredness, according to Robert Bye of the Botanical Garden in Mexico City, They would boil some herbs in water, add some animal blood, and top off the potion with digestive "stones" found in bird gizzards. To restore energy levels, haggard rulers bathed with the resulting liquid.
The gizzards balance the overall adobo taste with their texture and earthy flavors."