from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pie made of eggs.
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Alse had a way with spicing and adding chopped bacon and greens to egg-pie that raised the humble dish to something suitable for the table of the Queen herself.
It consisted of Polony sausages, sweetmeats, and an egg-pie -- a Lancashire dainty, which Rachel the cook occasionally sent up, for she was a native of that county.
"Eldest, " she said with complete truth, "For your wife's egg-pie I would arm-wrestle a bear.