This, as a matter of course, greatly depends on the nature of the ground
Version: 1.0THE FLAVOUR OF THE SOLE.-This, as a matter of course, greatly depends on the nature of the ground and bait upon which the animal feeds. Its natural food are small crabs and shell-fish.
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Its colour also depends on the colour of the ground where it feeds; for if this be white, then the sole is called the white, or lemon sole; but if the bottom be muddy, then it is called the
black sole. Small-sized soles, caught in shallow water on thecoasts, are the best in flavour.