On this I plucked off the gown, and he with much show of haste did begin to undo his points; but when I threw his frock down he clipped it up and ran off all untrussed
, leaving me in this sorry plight.
I don't mind an untrussed
chicken - there's something sort of hilarious about the splayed out drumsticks, and this looser presentation exposes more skin to the heat and basting juices, so there's more crispy brown bits to crunch on.
There is little of the statuesque in the painting by Peter Bruegel the Younger of two peasants (one fat and the other as meagre as the crude flute alongside him) binding faggots with comic concentration, their breeches untrussed
and dangling in the heat of their exertions, their rustic hardiness in apposition to the delicate landscape behind them.
Release legs if they're trussed (held with skin or wire); the leg joint--slowest part of turkey to cook--will cook faster untrussed
If not, a piece of string will do the trick, or the legs can be left untrussed