from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pie made of squabs; pigeon-pie.
  • n. A pie made of fat mutton well peppered and salted, with layers of apple and an onion or two.


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  • Strangely enough, there isn't any squab in squab-pie, at least according to the OED. Mutton, yes. Pork, yes. Apples and onions, even, and a thick crust. But no squab.

    Do you think this means that a pie containing chiefly squab would be called a "muttonporkapplesonions-pie"? What a world that would be...

    February 2, 2007