from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A highly seasoned dried sausage, originally made of brains, but now of young pork salted.
The noise of footsteps on the creaking stairs, a few minutes after the occurrence of this conversation, roused the merry old gentleman as he sat over the fire with a saveloy and a small loaf in his hand; a pocket – knife in his right; and a pewter pot on the trivet.
Unfortunately, the Parisian 'blom budding,' unless prepared by British hands, is generally a concoction of culinary atrocities, tasting, let us say, like saveloy soup and ginger-bread porridge.
The fourpenny beefsteak pie, satisfying to the verge of repletion; the succulent saveloy, were not for the owner of the ivory-handled umbrella.
This word comes from the French dialectal ‘zervello,’ brain.